Nancy J Fasano

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OBJECTIVE To assess by survey the immunization role currently played obstetrician-gynecologists in the state of Michigan. METHODS Masked questionnaires requesting demographic, knowledge-based, practice, and attitudinal data were sent to 850 ACOG-registered fellows. RESULTS Three hundred sixty-five physicians responded, 313 of whom were in active(More)
State and urban immunization programs are responsible for the implementation of comprehensive programs to vaccinate populations within their geographic area. Given the variability in immunization coverage rates between geographic areas, the purpose of this two-phase study was to first identify the state and urban areas that achieved the highest increases in(More)
PURPOSE To gain a better understanding of adolescents' knowledge, beliefs, and behaviors regarding hepatitis B. METHOD Three types of data were collected as part of this investigation: (a) 45 in-depth individual interviews with staff from 20 adolescent health, sexually transmitted disease (STD), and family planning clinics; (b) 96 individual interviews(More)
A community intervention program was carried out to promote influenza immunization among an elderly population, as part of a demonstration established to estimate the value of including influenza immunization as a Medicare-covered benefit. Potential recipients were informed of reasons for receiving vaccine and its availability at no cost, and physicians and(More)
Vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) account for significant morbidities and mortalities in the United States on an annual basis. Despite generally successful childhood vaccine programs, adults remain underimmunized against a variety of common VPDs. Lack of both physician and patient awareness contribute to this deficiency. All primary care providers,(More)
OBJECTIVE Hepatitis B vaccine is recommended for all infants, and the series may be started during the delivery admission. For infants who are born either to women who are positive for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) or to women whose HBsAg status is unknown, vaccination should be started within 12 hours of birth to prevent perinatal and early childhood(More)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention convened a symposium on 22-23 October 2003 to bring together investigators and stakeholders working to apply the quality improvement (QI) approaches to immunization delivery in individual medical practices. The goal was to identify effective program components and further development of model programs. A call(More)
The purpose of this study was to survey educators in National League for Nursing-accredited baccalaureate programs regarding placement and teaching strategies for nursing research and assignments used to integrate research throughout the curriculum. The 25-item survey instrument was sent to 100 randomly selected deans and directors of schools, 67 of whom(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess relationships between State Health Department (SHD) immunization programs and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). METHODS Surveys were distributed to SHD immunization managers and AAP and AAFP chapter/district heads. RESULTS Most AAP and AAFP respondents reported contact with the(More)
Despite record-high immunization coverage nationally, there is considerable variation across state and local immunization programs, which are responsible for the implementation of vaccine recommendations in their jurisdictions. The objectives of this study were to describe activities of state and local immunization programs that sustained high coverage(More)