Knowledge, attitudes and practices about antibiotic use among the general public in Malaysia

Farida Hanim Islahudin, Alyaa Madihah Ahmad Tamezi, Noraida Mohamed Shah

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Abstract

Antibiotic resistance is a major problem globally. Awareness of the impact and significance of antibiotic resistance is a first step in hindering its progression. We conducted this survey to evaluate knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding antibiotic use in Malaysia. A total of 373 respondents were surveyed, 219 (58.1%) were female and 312 (83%) were Malay ethnicity. Eighty-four point two percent (314) had used antibiotics more than once (>1) during the previous year. We found respondents who were less likely to take antibiotics (≤1) during the previous year were more likely to agree that antibiotic resistance was a serious public health issue compared to those that took antibiotic more than once during the previous year (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1474-1482
Number of pages9
JournalSoutheast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
Volume45
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Malaysia
Microbial Drug Resistance
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Public Health
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • Antibiotics
  • Attitude
  • General public
  • Knowledge
  • Malaysia
  • Practices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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