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SURVEY OF PRACTICES, KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE CONCERNING ANTIBIOTICS AND ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE AMONG MEDICAL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS.
Georgian Med News ; (294): 77-82, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31687954
ABSTRACT
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has become a global problem and is considered an emerging threat to public health worldwide. Aim - to assess knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) regarding antimicrobial resistance and antibiotics among medical students in Georgia. KAP questionnaire containing 50 questions was developed in English and Georgian. Sampling frame consisted of students of the 4th year of the Tbilisi State Medical University (TSMU). Random cluster sampling was used and total number of participants was 212 (31.13% - International Faculty of Medicine, 45.75% - Faculty of Medicine, 23.11% - Faculty of Public Health). Mean age 22.95 (sd=0.52) with almost equal gender distribution. Cross-sectional study was performed. The survey was anonymous and self-administered. Principles of Declaration of Helsinki were followed. Data analysis was done in Stata 14.0. 79.25% think that antibiotics can cure bacterial infections, 57.08% think that antibiotics can not cure viral infections (statistically significant difference by faculties p<0.0001). 34.43% think that bacteria cause common cold and influenza (by gender p=0.01 and by faculties p=0.03). 83.02% have heard of antibiotic resistance (by faculties p<0.0001). 83.96% agree that antibiotics resistance has become a problem. 75.00% agree that the abuse of antibiotics has become the main cause leading to bacterial resistance. 60.38% consider that antibiotic resistance affects them and their family's health. 93.40% agree that it is necessary to get more education about antibiotics. 31.61% of the students in Georgia always and often stop taking antibiotics if they start feeling better. 43.40% never keep the remaining antibiotics. Obtained results are in line with the international findings. There was seen a statistically significant difference between public health and medical faculties (both English and Georgian) in responses on knowledge. In the attitude and practical behaviour sections all three groups provided similar results, only some questions were provided significantly different responses by faculties.
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Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Assunto principal: Estudantes de Medicina / Conhecimentos, Atitudes e Prática em Saúde / Farmacorresistência Bacteriana / Antibacterianos Limite: Adulto / Humanos / Jovem adulto País/Região como assunto: Europa Idioma: Inglês Revista: Georgian Med News Assunto da revista: Medicina Ano de publicação: 2019 Tipo de documento: Artigo