Affiliation: University of Washington
- Characterizing providers' immunization communication practices during health supervision visits with vaccine-hesitant parents: a pilot studyDouglas J Opel
Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA
Vaccine 30:1269-75. 2012..To determine the feasibility of using direct observation of provider-parent immunization discussions and to characterize provider communication practices with vaccine-hesitant parents...
- Professionalism and the match: a pediatric residency program's postinterview no-call policy and its impact on applicantsDouglas Opel
Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, Children s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Metropolitan Park West, M S MPW 8 2, 1100 Olive Way, Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
Pediatrics 120:e826-31. 2007..To avoid issues around miscommunication, the University of Washington Pediatric Residency Program instituted a postinterview no-call policy with applicants. The purpose of this study was to determine this policy's impact on applicants...
- A critique of criteria for evaluating vaccines for inclusion in mandatory school immunization programsDouglas J Opel
Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, Children s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
Pediatrics 122:e504-10. 2008....
- Social marketing as a strategy to increase immunization ratesDouglas J Opel
Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, Seattle Children s Hospital, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 163:432-7. 2009..As an example, we provide a synopsis of a social marketing campaign that is currently in development in Washington state and that is aimed at increasing timely immunizations in children from birth to age 24 months...
- Characterisation of organisational issues in paediatric clinical ethics consultation: a qualitative studyD J Opel
Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, Seattle Children s Hospital, Seattle, Washington, USA
J Med Ethics 35:477-82. 2009..This represents a missed opportunity to improve quality of care "upstream". The purpose of this study was to understand better which organisational issues may contribute to ethics concerns...
- Development of a survey to identify vaccine-hesitant parents: the parent attitudes about childhood vaccines surveyDouglas J Opel
Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA USA
Hum Vaccin 7:419-25. 2011..Conclusions: The Parent Attitudes about Childhood Vaccines survey was constructed using qualitative methodology to identify vaccine-hesitant parents and has content and face validity. Further psychometric testing is needed...
- Validity and reliability of a survey to identify vaccine-hesitant parentsDouglas J Opel
Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, United States
Vaccine 29:6598-605. 2011..To assess the construct validity and reliability of the Parent Attitudes about Childhood Vaccines survey...
- Washington State pediatricians' attitudes toward alternative childhood immunization schedulesAaron Wightman
Seattle Children s Hospital Research Institute, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
Pediatrics 128:1094-9. 2011..To determine the frequency of parents' requests for alternative childhood immunization schedules (ACISs) and pediatricians' comfort with and willingness to use ACISs...