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Advances in Preventive Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 175694, 7 pages
Factors That Influence Vaccination Decision-Making by Parents Who Visit an Anthroposophical Child Welfare Center: A Focus Group Study
1Center for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), P.O. Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
2Department of Work and Social Psychology, Maastricht University, P.O. Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
3Healthy Living, TNO (Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research), P.O. Box 2215, 2333 AL Leiden, The Netherlands
Received 20 August 2012; Revised 22 October 2012; Accepted 24 October 2012
Academic Editor: John Iskander
Copyright © 2012 Irene A. Harmsen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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- Irene A. Harmsen, Liesbeth Mollema, Robert A. C. Ruiter, Theo G. W. Paulussen, Hester E. de Melker, and Gerjo Kok, “Why parents refuse childhood vaccination: a qualitative study using online focus groups,” Bmc Public Health, vol. 13, 2013.
- Emma Byström, Ann Lindstrand, Nathalie Likhite, Robb Butler, and Maria Emmelin, “Parental attitudes and decision-making regarding MMR vaccination in an anthroposophic community in Sweden – A qualitative study,” Vaccine, 2014.
- Helma Ruijs, and Susan Hahné, “Mazelen,” Bijblijven, vol. 30, no. 7, pp. 30–37, 2014.
- Judith H. E. Klomp, Alies van Lier, and Wilhelmina L. M. Ruijs, “Vaccination coverage for measles, mumps and rubella in anthroposophical schools in Gelderland, The Netherlands,” European Journal Of Public Health, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 501–505, 2015.
- Liesbeth Mollema, Irene Anhai Harmsen, Emma Broekhuizen, Rutger Clijnk, Hester De Melker, Theo Paulussen, Gerjo Kok, Robert Ruiter, and Enny Das, “Disease Detection or Public Opinion Reflection? Content Analysis of Tweets, Other Social Media, and Online Newspapers During the Measles Outbreak in the Netherlands in 2013,” Journal of Medical Internet Research, vol. 17, no. 5, pp. e128, 2015.
- Karin Gross, Karin Hartmann, Elisabeth Zemp, and Sonja Merten, “‘I know it has worked for millions of years’: the role of the ‘natural’ in parental reasoning against child immunization in a qualitative study in Switzerland,” BMC Public Health, vol. 15, no. 1, 2015.
- Martin Bier, and Bastiaan Brak, “A simple model to quantitatively account for periodic outbreaks of the measles in the Dutch Bible Belt,” European Physical Journal B, vol. 88, no. 4, 2015.
- Irene A. Harmsen, Helien Bos, Robert A. C. Ruiter, Theo G. W. Paulussen, Gerjo Kok, Hester E. de Melker, and Liesbeth Mollema, “Vaccination decision-making of immigrant parents in the Netherlands; a focus group study,” BMC Public Health, vol. 15, no. 1, 2015.
- David D. Martin, “Fever: Views in Anthroposophic Medicine and Their Scientific Validity,” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2016, pp. 1–13, 2016.