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An Italian survey on the attitudes and beliefs of public health professionals towards mandatory vaccination: a pilot study


Abstract


Background: This pilot study aimed to test a questionnaire developed to assess the attitudes and beliefs of Italian public health professionals towards mandatory vaccination for school-aged children.

Methods: The online questionnaire was administered to members of the Italian Society of Hygiene, Preventive Medicine and Public Health. Internal consistency was measured using Cronbach’s alpha.

Results: Fifty-two people answered the questionnaire: 90.4% were in favour of mandatory vaccination. Overall, the alpha score was above the cut-off value of 0.70.

Conclusion: The questionnaire has proved a valid tool for assessing the attitudes and beliefs of Italian public health professionals towards mandatory vaccination.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.2427/13321

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