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Vol. 8, Issue 6 (2019)

Construction of a scale to measure attitude of veterinarians towards animal hygiene

Author(s):
Rakesh Ahuja, Gautam, Rajesh and Sangwan SS
Abstract:
The veterinarians play an important role in the prevention of zoonotic diseases and their spread. However, their attitude towards risks associated with livestock production has been questioned earlier. So the assessment of their attitude towards such risk is of paramount importance. However, little work has been done measure their attitude towards animal hygiene. No scale was available to measure the attitude of such professionals towards animal hygiene. Therefore, a scale was constructed to measure their attitude. This article describes the steps involved in construction of a scale for measuring the attitude of veterinary professionals towards animal hygiene based on Likert’s summated rating technique. The scale consisted of 22 items and attained a high degree of reliability. This scale can be used to measure veterinary professionals’ attitude towards animal hygiene. Based on such findings reinforcement programmes to strengthen their motivation level can be designed and implemented with a higher degree of success.
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The Pharma Innovation Journal
How to cite this article:
Rakesh Ahuja, Gautam, Rajesh, Sangwan SS. Construction of a scale to measure attitude of veterinarians towards animal hygiene. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(6):264-269.

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