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Adherence to immunization and to investigate causes of vaccination failure
Russian Federation (HCCM Russia) - Perm State Medical Academy, Perm
Department of Epidemiology
Feldblyum Irina Viktorovna, MD, Professor
Alyeva Maia, Assistant Professor
Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project with Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
The Department of Epidemiology has been studying vaccinology for a long time at the population level. The coverage and effectiveness of vaccines (serological monitoring) are investigated also. Recently, a significant number of vaccine failures among children and adults are becoming highly topical. All this helps to reduce the herd immunity and the epidemic situation may get worse. Therefore, the identification of the main reasons for the refusal of vaccine prevention is very important. Risk communications are the main tool for confronting the anti-vaccination movement.
What is the aim of the project?
The purpose of the project is to study adherence to immunization and to investigate causes of vaccination failure.
What techniques and methods are used?
The project includes 3 steps, they are: 1. Analysis of the incidence of infections managed by vaccine prevention in Russia. 2. Analysis of serological monitoring of population for the most important infectious diseases. 3. The sociological study will be performed for detection the main causes of vaccination failure 4. Development of an effective pilot model of risk communication Epi Info™, National Russian official database of infectious diseases and statistical tools (Statistica, WinPepi) will be used.
What is the role of the student?
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
Students take a part on the all steps in the project. The tasks are expected to be accomplished by the student: ● calculation and analysis of the incidence of infectious diseases ● analysis of the incidence of infectious diseases per year ● identification of risk groups of infectious diseases ● compare the incidence of infectious diseases in Russia and other European countries ● analysis of serological monitoring of the most important infectious diseases ● statistical analysis of the results of the sociological study (social survey of parents about reasons for the refusal of vaccine prevention) ● preparing an abstract
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
Preliminary lectures will be provided “Applied Biostatistics”. The lectures takes 6 hours and include themes such as Selecting Proper Statistical Tests, Risk, Rate and Chi-square test, Correlation, Sample Size and Power Analysis
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student will prepare a scientific report - The student will prepare an abstract
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts: - Medical students - Graduated students (less than 6 months)
- 1. Leask; Julie; et al. "Communicating with parents about vaccination: a framework for health professionals." BMC pediatrics 12.1 (2012): 154.
- 2. Effective communications: participant handbook: communications training programme for WHO staff.
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