Patil PJ, Patil VS, Chavan RH
Patil PJ, Patil VS, Chavan RH
Department of Pharmacology, Marathwada Mitra Mandal`s, College of Pharmacy, Thergaon, Pune- 411 033.
Volume - 13,
Issue - 11,
Year - 2020
Objectives: This study was conducted to examine level of knowledge and attitudes regarding antibiotic use and drug resistance among society. The objective of this study was to identify awareness, knowledge and attitude regarding antimicrobial use and resistance to antimicrobial agent. Methods: A pilot study was conducted on ten peoples and suggestions were sought. Questionnaire was revised by incorporation of different suggestions. Questions were divided into following category of 1) Awareness of antibiotics use 2) Knowledge of antibiotics use and antibiotic resistance 3) Attitude of surveyed people regarding rational use of antibiotic. Analysis was performed based on grouping of questions using descriptive statistics. Most respondents i.e., 33% did not know that antibiotics are ineffective in treating coughs and colds. Some of the respondents were unaware of the conditions under which antibiotic resistance occurs, despite understanding of the concept of resistance. Lower education level and old age were independently associat¬ed with inadequate knowledge. Total 55% surveyed population used antibiotics. Awareness about antibiotic was observed among peoples and methods to overcome the lack of awareness were discussed. Among surveyed population 76.66% peoples were aware about safe use of antibiotics. 59.83% of surveyed populations have knowledge about antibiotics. Results: Results of this study demonstrate that the gen¬eral public was unaware and lack of knowledge with regard to antibiotic use. However, the survey may create awareness, knowledge and attitude may develop toward the antibiotics among rational use of society. Results of surveyed population showed that 63.83% peoples have knowledge and awareness about the unnecessary use of antibiotics. Conclusion: Surveyed population is least familiar with the adverse effects and role of antibiotics in the infective disease. Hence there is scope to develop awareness, knowledge and attitude about rational use of antibiotic use among society.
Cite this article:
Patil PJ, Patil VS, Chavan RH. Awareness, Knowledge and Attitude about Antibiotics use among Society. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 2020; 13(11):5202-5206. doi: 10.5958/0974-360X.2020.00909.9
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