Table 8

Comparison of Pre- and Post-focus group questionnaires: Pediatricians and Mothers

Change in Pediatrician Perceptions


What are your current recommendations on rotavirus vaccinations for infants?

Important barrier -

Lack of insurance coverage

Important barrier -

Lack of reimbursement

Important barrier -

Mother's concern

with vaccine safety

Important barrier -

Time needed to discuss with mothers


More likely to recommend

1 (2%)

11 (25%)

5 (12%)

11 (26%)

11 (24%)


Same answer

43 (98%)

25 (57%)

32 (76%)

22 (52%)

27 (60%)


Less likely to recommend

0 (0%)

8 (18%)

5 (12%)

10 (23%)

7 (16%)


P-value Ж

P = 1.00

P = 0.18

P = 1.00

P = 0.75

P = 0.18



Change in Maternal Perceptions


Rotavirus vaccine is an important vaccine for my child

I feel confident that rotavirus vaccine works to prevent serious diarrhea

I feel confident that rotavirus vaccine is safe

If I had another baby, I would have that baby get rotavirus vaccine


More likely to agree with statement

5 (10%)

10 (19%)

6 (12%)

1 (2%)


Same answer

32 (63%)

37 (71%)

26 (51%)

35 (67%)


More likely to disagree

with statement

14 (28%)

5 (10%)

19 (37%)

16 (31%)


P-value Ж

P = 0.01 §

P = 0.17

P < 0.01 §

P < 0.01 §


Ж Wilcoxon signed rank sum test

§ indicates that the post-focus group response changed with statistical significance

Payne et al. BMC Pediatrics 2011 11:83   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-11-83

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