Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a lead cause of morbidity and hospitalizations in infants. RSV vaccines are currently under development, and preventive options are limited to monoclonal antibodies (mAb). We assessed the knowledge, attitudes and practices for RSV in a sample of general practitioners (GPs) from north-eastern Italy (2021), focusing on the risk perception for infants (age < 8 years) and its potential effectors. We administered an internet survey to 543 GPs, with a response rate of 28.9%. Knowledge status was unsatisfactory, with substantial knowledge gaps found on the epidemiology of RSV and its prevention through mAb. The main effectors of risk perception were identified as having a background in pediatrics (adjusted odds ratio (aOR): 55.398 and 95% confidence interval (95% CI): 6.796-451.604), being favorable towards RSV vaccines when available (aOR: 4.728, 95% CI: 1.999-11.187), while having previously managed an RSV case (aOR: 0.114, 95% CI: 0.024-0.552) and previously recommended hospitalization for cases (aOR: 0.240, 95% CI: 0.066-0.869) were identified as negative effectors. In summary, the significant extent of knowledge gaps and the erratic risk perception, associated with the increasing occurrence in RSV infections, collectively stress the importance of appropriate information campaigns among primary care providers.

Respiratory Syncytial Virus: Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs of General Practitioners from North-Eastern Italy (2021) / Riccò, Matteo; Ferraro, Pietro; Peruzzi, Simona; Zaniboni, Alessandro; Ranzieri, Silvia. - In: PEDIATRIC REPORTS. - ISSN 2036-749X. - 14:2(2022), pp. 147-165. [10.3390/pediatric14020021]

Respiratory Syncytial Virus: Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs of General Practitioners from North-Eastern Italy (2021)

Peruzzi, Simona;Zaniboni, Alessandro;Ranzieri, Silvia
2022

Abstract

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a lead cause of morbidity and hospitalizations in infants. RSV vaccines are currently under development, and preventive options are limited to monoclonal antibodies (mAb). We assessed the knowledge, attitudes and practices for RSV in a sample of general practitioners (GPs) from north-eastern Italy (2021), focusing on the risk perception for infants (age < 8 years) and its potential effectors. We administered an internet survey to 543 GPs, with a response rate of 28.9%. Knowledge status was unsatisfactory, with substantial knowledge gaps found on the epidemiology of RSV and its prevention through mAb. The main effectors of risk perception were identified as having a background in pediatrics (adjusted odds ratio (aOR): 55.398 and 95% confidence interval (95% CI): 6.796-451.604), being favorable towards RSV vaccines when available (aOR: 4.728, 95% CI: 1.999-11.187), while having previously managed an RSV case (aOR: 0.114, 95% CI: 0.024-0.552) and previously recommended hospitalization for cases (aOR: 0.240, 95% CI: 0.066-0.869) were identified as negative effectors. In summary, the significant extent of knowledge gaps and the erratic risk perception, associated with the increasing occurrence in RSV infections, collectively stress the importance of appropriate information campaigns among primary care providers.
Respiratory Syncytial Virus: Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs of General Practitioners from North-Eastern Italy (2021) / Riccò, Matteo; Ferraro, Pietro; Peruzzi, Simona; Zaniboni, Alessandro; Ranzieri, Silvia. - In: PEDIATRIC REPORTS. - ISSN 2036-749X. - 14:2(2022), pp. 147-165. [10.3390/pediatric14020021]
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