Screening for Measles Vaccination in Young Japanese Non-healthcare Workers Through Self-reported History

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<b>Objectives:</b> The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy of a self-administered questionnaire as a prescreening tool to determine the immune status against measles among non-healthcare workers. <b>Methods:</b> The study subjects were Japanese non-healthcare workers aged 19–30 yr employed at a gas company that underwent an annual health checkup in 2009. Their histories of measles infection, vaccination and possible contact with measles patients were collected through a self-administered questionnaire. The sensitivity and specificity of these self-reports were analyzed against a serum anti-measles IgG assay as a gold standard. <b>Results:</b> Of the 509 respondents, 93.3% had immunity against measles. The sensitivity, specificity and positive predictive values for the self-report questionnaire were 14.1, 97.1 and 98.5% for infection history; 39.2, 73.5 and 95.4% for vaccination history; and 13.1, 85.3 and 92.5% for possible contact history, respectively. <b>Conclusions:</b> Self-reported histories poorly predicted immune status against measles in young Japanese non-healthcare workers. The results suggest that a universal serological screening is still the most effective method available to identify those who require measles vaccination.

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  • Journal of occupational health

    Journal of occupational health 54(2), 154-157, 2012-03-01

    公益社団法人 日本産業衛生学会

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  • NII論文ID(NAID)
    10030139101
  • NII書誌ID(NCID)
    AA11090645
  • 本文言語コード
    ENG
  • 資料種別
    SHO
  • ISSN
    13419145
  • NDL 記事登録ID
    023556799
  • NDL 請求記号
    Z54-J76
  • データ提供元
    CJP書誌  NDL  J-STAGE 
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