Knowledge, attitudes, and practices for using and disposing of antibiotics: A cross-sectional study at an Indonesian community

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Abstract

Background: Antibiotic misuse and improper disposal contribute to the rise in antibiotic resistance. Objective: This study aimed to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice of antibiotic use and disposal in Surabaya communities. Method: An electronic questionnaire was circulated through social media using convenience sampling. The data was then analysed descriptively, and any correlation between variables was analysed using SPSS. Result: The research showed that most of the respondents had good knowledge (71.6%), a positive attitude (68.2%), and good practice (78%). The correlation test showed a strong positive correlation between knowledge and practice (r = 0.568; p < 0.05). Conclusion: Most respondents demonstrated good knowledge, attitude, and practice. Nonetheless, education on rational antibiotic use and proper disposal should be significantly expanded.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-115
Number of pages6
JournalPharmacy Education
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jan 2023

Keywords

  • Antibiotic use
  • Attitude
  • Disposal
  • Family
  • Knowledge
  • Practice

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