Factors Affecting Influenza Vaccination Rates among Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Rize, Turkey


OZYURT S. , KARA B. Y. , Ozcelik N. , SAHIN U.

TURKISH THORACIC JOURNAL, cilt.19, sa.3, ss.122-126, 2018 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/turkthoracj.2018.17075
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH THORACIC JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.122-126

Özet

OBJECTIVES: Acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) are major components of COPD-related socioeconomic burden. Upper or lower respiratory tract infections, usually caused by respiratory viruses or bacteria, are common causes of AECOPD. Vaccination aganist influenza virus and Streptoccus pneumoniae, the most prevalent agents, is recommended by COPD guidelines. The aims of this study were to determine the factors affecting vaccination among patients with COPD and to assess the effect of vaccination status on AECOPD.