We developed a short questionnaire (7 minutes) using engagement approaches from the human and social sciences to engage healthcare professionals and users not only to be vaccinated against the flu, but also to promote flu vaccination.
The questionnaire was developed by a young start-up HEROIC Santé and the University of Lille following a call for projects from the Hauts-De-France region and Eurasanté, the Hauts-De-France health excellence cluster, whose HEROIC santé was laureate.
A steering committee has been set up, including the regional unions of health professionals (URPS) pharmacists and liberals nurses, the University Hospital of Lille, the hospital group of the Catholic Institute of Lille and the private health group AHNAC.
The questionnaire was tested from July 8 to August 11, 2019, among 1 204 healthcare professionals, including pharmacists, liberals nurses, doctors, and administrators.
The main results are :
99% of those vaccinated in 2018 commit to getting vaccinated in 2019 and 67% of them are committed to promoting vaccination to their colleagues. A third of them agree to be contacted at the end of the immunization campaign, in March 2020, to take stock of the implementation of their commitments.
28% of the non-vaccinated in 2018 commit themselves to be vaccinated in 2019 and 63% of them are committed to promoting vaccination to their colleagues. A third of them agree to be contacted at the end of the immunization campaign, in March 2020, to take stock of the implementation of their commitments.
The questionnaire also tells us about the main motivations to be vaccinated, the reasons that convinced the non-vaccinated to be vaccinated, and what could convince the non-vaccinated who do not commit themselves to be vaccinated.
The questionnaire has been adapted to patients and is currently being evaluated at 200 pharmacies in the Hauts-De-France.
The next steps for the engaging questionnaire:
Analyze the results of the patient questionnaires in February 2020, and prepare the evaluation questionnaire of commitments to be released in March 2020
What we need:
Human and social sciences, questionnaire design and machine learning skills to adapt the engaging questionnaire for other vaccines.
Type of Licensing :
Creative Commons Attribution NoDerivs (CC-ND)
Elevator pitch / Abstract
Thanks to human and social sciences and engagement approaches, more commonly called nudges, we want, via a short questionnaire, 7 minutes, to bring the hesitant to flu vaccination, to question themselves and to evolve towards engagement not only to get vaccinated, but also to display "I get vaccinated, I protect you" and more, to promote flu vaccination.
How to contribute
We tested the questionnaire with 1,204 health professionals with excellent results. We wish to test it with the general public. We therefore need, firstly, a network capable of distributing the questionnaire to the general public, and secondly of skills in human and social sciences, and questionnaire development and development, to adapt the questionnaire to other than flu vaccination.
We want to use the human and social sciences, and mainly engaging approaches, to develop, via a short questionnaire, the hesitants to flu vaccination towards a commitment to be vaccinated and even more to display "I get vaccinated I protect you "and promote flu vaccination.
Objectives & Methodology
We have developed with the teams of the University of Lille, a short questionnaire, 7 minutes, including engagement approaches, from the human and social sciences, such as "the importance of the source", "voluntary consent ", or" fear and danger management ". We tested the questionnaire with 1,204 health professionals with excellent results
State of the art
To our knowledge, no questionnaire of this type has been developed and tested. Only the Witt theory in 1992 evaluated "the management of fear and danger", and Joules and Girondola in 2005 used "voluntary consent". In addition, the questionnaire was experienced by the respondents as a personal journey towards a commitment to adopt appropriate behavior in the face of a proven risk: get the flu vaccine to avoid getting the flu
After having tested the questionnaire towards 1,204 health professionals with strong results. We want to test it with the general public. We firstly need, a network to distribute the questionnaire to the general public, and secondly skills in human and social sciences, questionnaire development and development, to adapt the questionnaire to other vaccinations than flu vaccination
We tested the questionnaire with 1,204 health professionals with excellent results. We wish to test it with the general public. We therefore need, firstly, a network capable of distributing the questionnaire to the general public, and secondly of skills in human and social sciences, and questionnaire development and development, to adapt the questionnaire to other than flu vaccination
We tested the questionnaire with 1,204 health professionals during this summer with excellent results. A third of these healthcare professionals authorized us to contact them after the flu vaccination campaign, in March 2020, in order to assess the implementation of their commitments, to get vaccinated, to post themselves and to promote vaccination against the flu. This will allow us to validate that beyond the intention formulated in the initial questionnaire, we have actually converted the hesitant to vaccination against influenza to get vaccinated, and even more to display and become promoters of the flu vaccination. We also want to offer a questionnaire to the general public, on a large scale, during the 2020-2021 campaign, that is, the first phase in June, July and August 2020, and the control phase in March 2022. We also want to adapt the questionnaire for other vaccinations
Vaccination against influenza, and more generally vaccinations are acts of social responsibility. The challenge is not only individual, but collective in order to eradicate certain diseases. The development of tools to convince the hesitant is a social issue by nature
Sustainability and scalability
The innovative engaging questionnaire is short and easily usable by healthcare establishments in order to convince the hesitant and identify the promoters, and thus have strong relays with all the teams. Use by the general public can easily be extended via pharmacies, private nurses and midwives. The various press conferences that we plan to organize should contribute to this
Communication and dissemination strategy
We organized a press conference to present the results of the test to healthcare professionals on September 26. We are supported by the Sanofi laboratory, and have already communicated with around forty treatment centers. The regional unions of professionals from the Ile de France are ready to use the question during the 2020-2021 campaign. The Pfizer laboratory contacted us to use the questionnaire with general practitioners. We will organize a new press conference at the end of the campaign, in April 2020 to communicate our results of evaluation of the implementation of the commitment of respondents in phase 1
Our project is already funded by Sanofi laboratory, and will also be funded for the general public phase. For the development of the questionnaire for the other vaccinations we will also be financed by Sanofi to which will be added Pfizer. These financings are currently confidential, even if Sanofi agreed to appear at the press conference on September 26
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- Last update: April 17, 2020