Table 7

Characteristics of the included studies
Authors Knowledge, beliefs, attitudes Measure of intention to vaccinateA Design Type of tool Mean to collect data Anonymity Questionnaire: new, previously used, validated Target populationB Vaccine studiedC
Clark et al. [29] attitude 2 cross-sectional survey mail not specified new Obst./Gyn. DTP
Petousis-Harris et al. [28] knowledge 4 cross-sectional survey telephone not anonymous new Nurses P,MMR
Wilson et al. [26] beliefs and attitude 2 cross-sectional survey working place or similar not specified new Nat. stu. PedV
Jungbauer-Gans et al. [25] beliefs and attitude 1 and 3 cross-sectional survey and record linked not specified and record linked not specified not specified FP/GP, Ped. PedV
Milledge et al. [24] beliefs and attitude 2 cross-sectional survey mail not specified not specified FP/GP Var.
Zimmerman et al. [22] beliefs and attitude 2 cross-sectional survey mail, e-mail or web, telephone not anonymous new FP/GP, Ped. Var.
Davis et al. [30] attitude 2 cross-sectional survey mail not specified not specified FP/GP, Int. DTP
Davis et al. [23] beliefs and attitude 1 cross-sectional survey mail not specified new FP/GP, Ped. Pn.
Russell et al. [27] beliefs 1 cross-sectional survey mail not specified new Chiropractors GenV
Taylor et al. [21] knowledge and attitude 3 cross-sectional survey and record linked working place and record linked not anonymous not specified Ped. DTP,MMR, Hep. B,HiB,Pol.
Gust et al. [31] attitude 1 cross-sectional survey and record linked e-mail or web anonymous previously used FP/GP, Ped. PedV
Gonik et al. [19] attitude 1 cross-sectional survey mail anonymous new Obst./Gyn. DT, MMR, Hep.B, Var.
Schupfner et al. [20] beliefs and attitude 4 cross-sectional survey mail anonymous new Ped. PedV
Goodyear-Smith et al. [32] knowledge 3 cross-sectional survey and record linked telephone and record linked not anonymous previously used, modified FP/GP PedV
Salmon et al. [33] beliefs and attitude 1 case and control survey and record linked mail not anonymous not specified PHCP, DO SchV
Kappa index 0,65 0,71 1 0,72 0,9 0,89 0,9 0,92 0,83

A) 1) Reported habit of vaccination or recommending vaccination to the patients. 2) Reported intention to vaccinate or recommend vaccination to the patients. 3) Record linked vaccination coverage. 4) Reported vaccination coverage. B) FP/GP: family practice and general practice. Ped.: pediatrician. Int.: internist. Obst./Gyn.: obstetrician and gynecologist. Nat. stu.: naturopathy students. PHCP: primary healthcare provider. DO: doctors in osteopathy C) DT: difteria, tetanus. P: pertussis. MMR: measles, mumps, rubella. Hep.B: B hepatitis. HiB: Haemophilus influenzae type B. Pol.: polio Var: varicella. Pn.: antipneumoccocal vaccine for children. GenV: vaccine in general. PedV: vaccines recommended in pediatrics. SchV: vaccine required for school entry.

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