Volume 32, Issue 47, Pages 6177-6324 (29 October 2014)
The Vaccination Confidence Scale: A brief measure of parents’ vaccination beliefs
Original Research Article
Melissa B. Gilkey, Brooke E. Magnus, Paul L. Reiter, Annie-Laurie McRee, Amanda F. Dempsey, Noel T. Brewer
:: We developed a brief, three-factor scale for measuring confidence about adolescent vaccination.
:: The scale showed good fit both overall (CFI = 0.97) and across demographic subgroups.
:: Using the scale to assess a national sample of parents, we found that confidence was generally high.
:: However, we found lower confidence among subgroups with lower education or of Hispanic ethnicity.