ASSESSING KNOWLEDGE, PERCEPTION AND ATTITUDES ABOUT ANTIBIOTICS AMONG FINAL YEAR PHARMACY UNDERGRADUATES IN SRI LANKA

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620847
Title:
ASSESSING KNOWLEDGE, PERCEPTION AND ATTITUDES ABOUT ANTIBIOTICS AMONG FINAL YEAR PHARMACY UNDERGRADUATES IN SRI LANKA
Authors:
Zawahir, Shukry; Hettiarachchi, Chathurangani; Morrissey, Hana
Abstract:
Objective: Anti-microbial resistance has become a global problem especially in developing countries. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of socio-demographic predictors amongst final year pharmacy undergraduates in Sri Lanka on their knowledge, perception and attitudes regarding antibiotic use.Methods: A questionnaire-based study involved final year pharmacy students from four public universities in Sri Lanka. Data on knowledge, attitudes and perception about the appropriate use of antibiotics were analysed. Ethics approval was granted by the university of Ruhuna Sri Lanka.Results: There was good general knowledge of antibiotics (mean=15.57), however, 46% said metronidazole is not an antibiotic, 82% said that the use of antibiotics speed-up the recovery from the common cold. Perception (p=0.033) and attitudes (p=0.028) of respondents from urban area were significantly higher than that of those from rural area.Conclusion: Clinical education for pharmacy undergraduates should have an in-depth focus on the rational of antibiotics use in Sri Lanka.
Citation:
ASSESSING KNOWLEDGE, PERCEPTION AND ATTITUDES ABOUT ANTIBIOTICS AMONG FINAL YEAR PHARMACY UNDERGRADUATES IN SRI LANKA 2017, 9 (10):234 International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Publisher:
Innovare Academic Sciences Pvt Ltd
Journal:
International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol 9, issue 11
Issue Date:
1-Nov-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620847
DOI:
10.22159/ijpps.2017v9i11.21891
Additional Links:
https://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ijpps/article/view/21891
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISBN:
0975-1491
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dc.contributor.authorZawahir, Shukryen
dc.contributor.authorHettiarachchi, Chathuranganien
dc.contributor.authorMorrissey, Hanaen
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-13T16:11:36Z-
dc.date.available2017-11-13T16:11:36Z-
dc.date.issued2017-11-01-
dc.identifier.citationASSESSING KNOWLEDGE, PERCEPTION AND ATTITUDES ABOUT ANTIBIOTICS AMONG FINAL YEAR PHARMACY UNDERGRADUATES IN SRI LANKA 2017, 9 (10):234 International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciencesen
dc.identifier.isbn0975-1491en
dc.identifier.doi10.22159/ijpps.2017v9i11.21891-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620847-
dc.description.abstractObjective: Anti-microbial resistance has become a global problem especially in developing countries. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of socio-demographic predictors amongst final year pharmacy undergraduates in Sri Lanka on their knowledge, perception and attitudes regarding antibiotic use.Methods: A questionnaire-based study involved final year pharmacy students from four public universities in Sri Lanka. Data on knowledge, attitudes and perception about the appropriate use of antibiotics were analysed. Ethics approval was granted by the university of Ruhuna Sri Lanka.Results: There was good general knowledge of antibiotics (mean=15.57), however, 46% said metronidazole is not an antibiotic, 82% said that the use of antibiotics speed-up the recovery from the common cold. Perception (p=0.033) and attitudes (p=0.028) of respondents from urban area were significantly higher than that of those from rural area.Conclusion: Clinical education for pharmacy undergraduates should have an in-depth focus on the rational of antibiotics use in Sri Lanka.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInnovare Academic Sciences Pvt Ltden
dc.relation.urlhttps://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ijpps/article/view/21891en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciencesen
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dc.subjectAntibioticsen
dc.subjectKnowledgeen
dc.subjectAttitudesen
dc.subjectPerceptionen
dc.subjectSri Lankaen
dc.subjectPharmacy studentsen
dc.titleASSESSING KNOWLEDGE, PERCEPTION AND ATTITUDES ABOUT ANTIBIOTICS AMONG FINAL YEAR PHARMACY UNDERGRADUATES IN SRI LANKAen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol 9, issue 11en
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