Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

Awareness Stages of Nursing Students about Influenza A (H1N1) and It’s Vaccine


Prof.Dr. İstanbul Üniversitesi Florence Nightingale Hemşirelik Yüksekokulu


Yrd.Doç.Dr. Karamanoğlu Mehmetbey Üniversitesi Sağlık Yüksekokulu


İstanbul Üniversitesi Florence Nightingale Hemşirelik Yüksekokulu Öğrencisi

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2011; 19: 122-128
Read: 1126 Downloads: 713 Published: 17 December 2019

Aim: This study provides a bachelor’s degree in a nursing college in order to determine the awareness level of the influenza A and vaccine against Influenza A (H1N1).

Method: This descriptive study was conducted at a university in Istanbul, providing education in a nursing college, students and 394 students volunteered to participate in the study created. The prepared research was obtained from the literature and expert opinions presented by the questionnaire’s answers between November-December 2009.The data obtained from the descriptive statistics was evaluated.

Results: It has been showed that the most relevant information about influenza A virus was obtained from the visual and written media by the students attending the research which were 20 ± 2.2 years old. The research also showed that most of the students / families have not taken the influenza A virus vaccine, nor are recommended. The three protection attempts which are done by the students respectively are; paying attention to the cleanliness of the clothes (%82, 5), washing the hands frequently (%81,5) and ventilation of the environment (%78,7).

Conclusion: It is a highly positive result that the nursing college students are protected from influenza A and influenza flu. The way to increase the awareness rate of the vaccination is by giving more space to the pandemic flu in the mass media.

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