Translation and Validation of the Influenza Vaccination Acceptance (MoVac-Flu) and Vaccination Advocacy (MoV-ad) Short Scales, in a Greek Sample of Health Professionals

J Nurs Meas. 2022 Dec 1;30(4):662-672. doi: 10.1891/JNM-D-21-00030.


Background and Purpose: To translate and validate the influenza vaccination acceptance (MoVac-flu) and vaccination advocacy (MoV-ad) scales, in a sample of Greek health professionals (HPs). Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in eight representative secondary hospitals in Greece. A total of 296 HPs were administered the scales. Results: The internal consistency of the Gr-MoVac-flu and the Gr-MoV-ad scale was high, and Cronbach's alpha was .92 for each scale. The Gr-MoVac-flu and the Gr-MoV-ad scales are not unidimensional and demonstrated two-factor structures respectively. Conclusions: The MoVac-flu and the MoV-ad scale are highly convergent validity tools that could provide rich understanding of HPs' decision to uptake and to advocate for vaccination.

Keywords: Greek; advocacy; health professionals; hesitancy; influenza vaccination; validation.

MeSH terms

  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Greece
  • Humans
  • Influenza, Human* / prevention & control
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Vaccination