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Knowledge Translation - Doubled the Odds of Measles Vaccination and Tripled the Odds of Full DPT

Wed, 04/05/2023 - 06:32

Strategy researched

A knowledge translation intervention that sought to increase vaccination uptake through evidence-based discussions with men and women on the cost of vaccination vs. the costs of treating measles

Impact achieved

Adjusting for baseline differences between intervention and control clusters with generalised estimating equations, the intervention doubled the odds of measles vaccination in the intervention communities (odds ratio (OR) 2.20, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.24-3.88). It trebled the odds of full Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis (DPT) vaccination (OR 3.36, 95% CI 2.03-5.56).

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Research methodology



BMC International Health and Human Rights; 2009

Journal paper title and link

Evidence-based discussion increases childhood vaccination uptake: a randomised cluster controlled trial of knowledge translation in Pakistan

Excerpt from Abstract

"The results support the hypothesis that evidence-based structured community discussions can increase vaccine uptake without relying on improvements of health service delivery."

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