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Influenza Adherence Tool Kit: Implementation and Evaluation Among Allogeneic Hematopoietic Transplantation Recipients

Tracy Krimmel
Rajat Bannerji
Maribel Borysyuk
Susan M. Schneider
CJON 2017, 21(3), 339-344 DOI: 10.1188/17.CJON.339-344

Background: Allogeneic transplantation is associated with significant complications, such as influenza, a common virus in the post-transplantation setting that can be detrimental to patients. Therefore, patients should adhere to influenza vaccinations.

Objectives: The objectives of this project were to improve influenza adherence rates from 2015–2016, to increase transplantation recipients’ knowledge of the importance of vaccination, and to evaluate the barriers to and facilitators of adherence rates to influenza vaccinations.

Methods: A pre-/postscreening survey was used, as well as a tool kit with an education pamphlet and financial incentive, and a reminder letter.

Findings: Forty-eight eligible patients participated in the study, and 32 completed the prescreening questionnaire. The adherence rate for the 2015–2016 influenza season improved compared to the baseline vaccination rate. The findings revealed a strong association between provider recommendation and vaccination adherence.

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