VATI-M – MMR vaccination among adolescents in Ticino
The main goal of this project is to test the model of health literacy and psychological empowerment proposed by Schulz and Nakamoto (1995, 2011) in the field of MMR vaccination of adolescents in Ticino. Through a survey among the parents of adolescents attending the third year of middle school in Ticino data will be collected about parents’ information seeking, credibility of the different information sources (media, pediatricians, friends, etc.), and parents’ perceived knowledge about childhood vaccination. The collected data will be analyzed together with the adolescents’ vaccination coverage data to understand the role played by the above-mentioned factors in explaining the parents’ decision to adhere to current vaccination recommendations.