Awareness of antibiotic resistance: a tool for measurement among human and animal health care professionals in LMICs and UMICs
Raising awareness of antimicrobial resistance is a cornerstone of action plans to tackle this global One Health challenge. Tools that can reliably assess levels of awareness of antibiotic resistance (ABR) among human or animal healthcare professionals (HCPs) are required to guide and evaluate interventions.
HCPs’ awareness of ABR can be reliably assessed with this validated 23-item scale within the countries tested. Using the scale alongside context questions and objective measurement of practices is recommended to inform interventions to improve antibiotic use.
Emerging Antimicrobials and Diagnostics in AMR 2023
International Matchmaking Symposium EADA 2023
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