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Table 3 Final structure of the VAPI questionnaire

From: Development and psychometric validation of a self-administered questionnaire assessing the acceptance of influenza vaccination: the Vaccinees' Perception of Injection (VAPI©) questionnaire

Dimension Number of items Item Content
Bother from ISR 6 Pain in arm
   Redness at vaccination site
   Swelling at vaccination site
   Itching at vaccination site
   Hardening at vaccination site
   Bruising at vaccination site
Arm movement 4 Local reaction(s) and difficulties in moving/lifting arm
   Local reaction(s) and difficulties in picking up/carrying heavy objects
   Pain and difficulties in moving/lifting arm
   Pain and difficulties in picking up/carrying heavy objects
Sleep 4 Local reaction(s) and falling asleep?
   Local reaction(s) and changing positions during the night
   Pain and falling asleep
   Pain and changing positions during the night
Acceptability 2 Acceptability of local reaction(s)
   Acceptability of pain
Items analysed separately 5 Anxiety before receiving vaccination
   Bother due to pain during vaccination
   Satisfaction with injection system (needle, syringe) used for vaccination
   Anxiety about receiving vaccination next year
   Willingness to be vaccinated again next year
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