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Factors Related to Caregiver Intentions to Vaccinate Their Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder against COVID-19 in Taiwan.
Tsai, Ching-Shu; Hsiao, Ray C; Chen, Yu-Min; Yen, Cheng-Fang.
  • Tsai CS; Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung 833401, Taiwan.
  • Hsiao RC; College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan City 33302, Taiwan.
  • Chen YM; Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98195, USA.
  • Yen CF; Department of Psychiatry, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98105, USA.
Vaccines (Basel) ; 9(9)2021 Sep 02.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1390811
ABSTRACT
The aims of this study were to examine the proportion of caregivers who were hesitant to vaccinate their children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the factors related to caregiver intentions to vaccinate their children against COVID-19. In total, 161 caregivers of children with ADHD were recruited in this study. The caregivers completed an online questionnaire to provide data regarding their intention to vaccinate their children against COVID-19, concerns about the effectiveness and safety of vaccines, unfavorable family attitudes toward vaccines, and children's medication use for ADHD and comorbid psychopathology. The factors related to caregiver intentions to vaccinate their child were examined using linear regression analysis. The results indicated that 25.5% of caregivers were hesitant to vaccinate their children with ADHD, and 11.8% refused to vaccinate their children against COVID-19. The caregivers' concerns about the safety of vaccines and children's regular use of medication for ADHD were negatively associated with caregiver intentions to vaccinate, whereas the children's comorbid conduct or oppositional defiant problems were positively associated with the caregiver intentions to vaccinate. An intervention that enhances caregiver intentions to vaccinate their children with ADHD against COVID-19 by addressing the related factors found in this study is warranted.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Language: English Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: Vaccines9090983

Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Language: English Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: Vaccines9090983