A comparison of pig farmers' and veterinarians' perceptions and intentions to reduce antimicrobial usage in six European countries

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dc.audienceScience
dc.contributor.authorVisschers, Vivianne
dc.contributor.authorBackhans, Annette
dc.contributor.authorCollineau, Lucie
dc.contributor.authorLoesken, Svenja
dc.contributor.authorNielsen, Elisabeth
dc.contributor.authorPostma, Merel
dc.contributor.authorBelloc, Catherine
dc.contributor.authorDewulf, Jeroen
dc.contributor.authorEmanuelson, Ulf
dc.contributor.authorGrosse Beilage, Elisabeth
dc.contributor.authorSiegrist, Michael
dc.contributor.authorSjölund, Marie
dc.contributor.authorStärk, Katherina
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-10T09:58:26Z
dc.date.available2017-02-10T09:58:26Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.description.abstractAntimicrobial (AM) resistance is an increasing problem in human and veterinary medicine. To manage this problem, the usage of AM should be reduced in pig farming, as well as in other areas. It is important to investigate the factors that influence both pig farmers' and veterinarians' intentions to reduce AM usage, which is a prerequisite for developing intervention measures. We conducted a mail survey among pig farmers (N = 1,294) and an online survey among veterinarians (N = 334) in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland. The farmers' survey assessed the perceived risks and benefits of and need for AM usage; the intention to reduce AM usage; farmers' efficacy (i.e. perception of their ability to reduce AM usage); support from their veterinarian; and the future reduction potential of AM usage. Additionally, self-reported reduction behaviours, the perceived farmers' barriers to reduce AM usage and relationships with farmers were assessed in the veterinarians' survey. The results showed that farmers and veterinarians had similar perceptions of the risks and benefits of AM usage. Veterinarians appeared to be more optimistic than pig farmers about reducing AM usage in pig farming. Farmers believed that their efficacy over AM reduction was relatively high. Farmers' intention to reduce AM usage and veterinarians' self-reported reduction behaviours were mainly associated with factors concerning the feasibility of reducing AM usage. To promote prudent AM usage, pig farmers should learn and experience how to reduce usage by applying alternative measures, whereas veterinarians should strengthen their advisory role and competencies to support and educate farmers.
dc.description.urihttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/wol1/doi/10.1111/zph.12260/abstract
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/zph.12260
dc.identifier.issn1863-2378
dc.identifier.issn1863-1959
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11654/24350
dc.issue7
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherWileyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofZoonoses and Public Healthen_US
dc.subjectAntimicrobial resistance
dc.subjectpig production
dc.subjectattitudes
dc.subjectsurvey
dc.subjectsocial science
dc.titleA comparison of pig farmers' and veterinarians' perceptions and intentions to reduce antimicrobial usage in six European countries
dc.type01A - Beitrag in wissenschaftlicher Zeitschrift
dc.volume63
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fhnw.affiliation.hochschuleHochschule für Angewandte Psychologiede_CH
fhnw.affiliation.institutInstitut für Marktangebote und Konsumentscheidungende_CH
fhnw.pagination534–544
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