Table 2

Criteria for role assignment in dyadic decision to get vaccinated
Parent Both Son
Criteria ·Parent and/or son explicitly stated parent made decision on own. ·Son asked questions and/or was engaged in the conversation, and the parent stated their opinion or gave an answer to the doctor. ·Parent explicitly stated that they let their son make the decision.
·Parent gave the answer to the physician without any attempt to include their son in the decision. ·Parent explicitly asked for son’s opinion ·Son explicitly stated that he made the decision alone.
Example Quote Q2.1I looked at him and he looked at me and I said, “Youre gonna get that.” I mean, it wasnt even a question. Hes 15 years old (Female, 35 years old). Q2.2My mom looked at me and asked me if I wanted it and I said yea. Then my mom said yea (Son, 15 years old). Q2.3Interviewer: Who do you think made the decision?
Son: Me.
Interviewer: So, what kinds of things were going through your head when you decided that?
Son: I dont want to get no shot right now (Son, 16 years old).

Alexander et al.

Alexander et al. BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:192   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-192

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