Does improving maternal knowledge of vaccines impact infant immunization rates? A community-based randomized-controlled trial in Karachi, Pakistan

@inproceedings{Owais2011DoesIM,
  title={Does improving maternal knowledge of vaccines impact infant immunization rates? A community-based randomized-controlled trial in Karachi, Pakistan},
  author={Aatekah Owais and Beenish Hanif and Amna Rehana Siddiqui and Ajmal Agha and Anita K. M. Zaidi},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND In Pakistan, only 59-73% of children 12-23 months of age are fully immunized. This randomized, controlled trial was conducted to assess the impact of a low-literacy immunization promotion educational intervention for mothers living in low-income communities of Karachi on infant immunization completion rates. METHODS Three hundred and sixty-six mother-infant pairs, with infants aged ≤ 6 weeks, were enrolled and randomized into either the intervention or control arm between August… CONTINUE READING
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