Original Article

IJMDC. 2020; 4(7): 1051-1056

Assessment of knowledge, attitude, and practice toward antibiotic use

Authors: Ibrahim Ali Ariji, Shirin Obaid Alsulami, Hussam Ibrahim Alasiri, Abdulaziz Mousa Alhaqawi.

ABSTRACT

Background: This survey analysis aims to explore the level of knowledge, attitude, and practice of antibiotics (Abs) use and misuse among adults living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Methodology: A self-administered structured questionnaire was distributed online to the public; only adults were allowed to respond to this survey. The survey included questions about demographic details and knowledge of ABs. It also assessed the practice of ABs and the attitude of respondents toward ABs use. Data analysis was done through Statistical Package for the Social Sciences program version 22. Results: About 140 participants responded to this survey. The mean score for the knowledge section was 10.48 5.707, with a minimum score of zero and a maximum score of 21. There was a significant difference in scores between males and females (p value < 0.001). The mean score for the attitude section was 16.92 7.064, with a minimum score of zero and a maximum score of 28. There was a significant difference in scores between males and females (p value < 0.001], where females had a higher average score compared to males (17.89 6.127). Subjects at the age group between 36 and 45 years old showed the highest attitude scores among the whole cohort (19.06 4.983) (p value < 0.001). Conclusion: The knowledge and attitude of the Saudi population are considered unsatisfactory. Further actions are needed to improve their knowledge of antibiotic misuse and antimicrobial resistance.

Keywords:
Knowledge, attitude, practice, antibiotic use


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Assessment of knowledge, attitude, and practice toward antibiotic use


Authors
Ibrahim Ali Ariji
Pharmacist, Jazan University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Shirin Obaid Alsulami
Pharmacist, Jazan University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Hussam Ibrahim Alasiri
Pharmacist, Jazan University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulaziz Mousa Alhaqawi
Pharmacist, Jazan University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Ibrahim Ali Ariji, Pharmacist, Jazan University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.; ib1414@hotmail.com

Publication history
Received 09 Dec 2019
Accepted 17 Jan 2020
Published online 17 Jan 2020
Published in print 10 Jul 2020

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Ariji IA, Alsulami SO, Alasiri HI, Alhaqawi AM. Assessment of knowledge, attitude, and practice toward antibiotic use. IJMDC. 2020; 4(7): 1051-1056. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575933061


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Ariji IA, Alsulami SO, Alasiri HI, Alhaqawi AM. Assessment of knowledge, attitude, and practice toward antibiotic use. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=77355 [Access: August 04, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575933061


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Ariji IA, Alsulami SO, Alasiri HI, Alhaqawi AM. Assessment of knowledge, attitude, and practice toward antibiotic use. IJMDC. 2020; 4(7): 1051-1056. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575933061


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Ariji IA, Alsulami SO, Alasiri HI, Alhaqawi AM. Assessment of knowledge, attitude, and practice toward antibiotic use. IJMDC. (2020), [cited August 04, 2020]; 4(7): 1051-1056. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575933061


Harvard Style

Ariji, I. A., Alsulami, . S. O., Alasiri, . H. I. & Alhaqawi, . A. M. (2020) Assessment of knowledge, attitude, and practice toward antibiotic use. IJMDC, 4 (7), 1051-1056. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575933061


Turabian Style

Ariji, Ibrahim Ali, Shirin Obaid Alsulami, Hussam Ibrahim Alasiri, and Abdulaziz Mousa Alhaqawi. 2020. Assessment of knowledge, attitude, and practice toward antibiotic use. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (7), 1051-1056. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575933061


Chicago Style

Ariji, Ibrahim Ali, Shirin Obaid Alsulami, Hussam Ibrahim Alasiri, and Abdulaziz Mousa Alhaqawi. "Assessment of knowledge, attitude, and practice toward antibiotic use." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 1051-1056. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575933061


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Ariji, Ibrahim Ali, Shirin Obaid Alsulami, Hussam Ibrahim Alasiri, and Abdulaziz Mousa Alhaqawi. "Assessment of knowledge, attitude, and practice toward antibiotic use." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.7 (2020), 1051-1056. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575933061


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Ariji, I. A., Alsulami, . S. O., Alasiri, . H. I. & Alhaqawi, . A. M. (2020) Assessment of knowledge, attitude, and practice toward antibiotic use. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (7), 1051-1056. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575933061


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