Parental Satisfaction With Early Pediatric Care and Immunization of Young Children

Ashley H. Schempf, Cynthia S. Minkovitz, Donna M. Strobino, Bernard Guyer
2007 Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine  
Objective: To prospectively evaluate the impact of parental satisfaction on childhood immunization and the mediating role of age-appropriate well-child care. Design: Secondary analyses of cohort data from the National Evaluation of Healthy Steps for Young Children. Data sources included an enrollment questionnaire, parent interview at 2 to 4 months, and medical records. Setting: Twenty-four pediatric practices across the United States. Participants: A total of 4896 (85%) of the initial 5565
more » ... he initial 5565 enrolled families who were interviewed at 2 to 4 months and had abstracted medical records. Main Exposure: Parental satisfaction with overall pediatric care assessed at 2 to 4 months as excellent, good, or fair/poor. Main Outcome Measures: Age-appropriate first dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis; third dose of diphtheriatetanus-pertussis; and measles, mumps, and rubella vaccinations; and up-to-date vaccinations at 24 months (4 diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, 3 polio, and 1 measles, mumps, and rubella).
doi:10.1001/archpedi.161.1.50 pmid:17199067 fatcat:eaacowxlvfhpbhvrednawvgidm