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IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1515-1519

A cross-sectional study to assess knowledge and practices about antibiotic use and abuse in students of Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia

Authors: Mohammed Saad A. Alhakbani, Hamad Alotaibi, Abdullah Mtrik Ghattar Alqahtani, Mohammed Salem J. Wadani, Omar Saud Obeid Alharthi, Deepak Pathania.

ABSTRACT

Background: Antibiotic resistance is occurring everywhere in the world. A fundamental cause of the increased antimicrobial resistance is self medication with drugs on oneís initiative without consulting a qualified medical practitioner. The present study aimed to assess knowledge, attitude, and practice regarding antibiotic use and abuse among students of Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Al Kharj. Methodology: This study was a cross-sectional study done for 3 months from September 2018 to November 2018. It was conducted among 400 students (both male and female) of Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Al Kharj, using an electronic questionnaire. Results: The mean score of the study population was 67.40%, ranging from 23.08% to 92.31%. The mean practice score was 51.08%. Conclusion: In this study, the respondentsí age was found to be statistically significantly associated with antibiotic abuse. The authors recommend the need for lectures and symposiums to appraise college students about the impact of antibiotic resistance in medical treatments and the emergence of resistant strains of bacterial species.

Keywords:
Antibiotic resistance, antibiotic knowledge score.


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A cross-sectional study to assess knowledge and practices about antibiotic use and abuse in students of Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia


Authors
Mohammed Saad A Alhakbani
Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia
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Hamad Alotaibi
Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia
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Abdullah Mtrik Ghattar Alqahtani
Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed Salem J Wadani
Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia
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Omar Saud Obeid Alharthi
Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia
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Deepak Pathania
Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Deepak Pathania, Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia; drdeepakpsm@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 30 Mar 2020
Accepted 27 Aug 2020
Published online 12 Sep 2020
Published in print 11 Oct 2020

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Alhakbani MSA, Alotaibi H, Alqahtani AMG, Wadani MSJ, Alharthi OSO, Pathania D. A cross-sectional study to assess knowledge and practices about antibiotic use and abuse in students of Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1515-1519. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1584458052


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Alhakbani MSA, Alotaibi H, Alqahtani AMG, Wadani MSJ, Alharthi OSO, Pathania D. A cross-sectional study to assess knowledge and practices about antibiotic use and abuse in students of Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=93117 [Access: November 24, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1584458052


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Alhakbani MSA, Alotaibi H, Alqahtani AMG, Wadani MSJ, Alharthi OSO, Pathania D. A cross-sectional study to assess knowledge and practices about antibiotic use and abuse in students of Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1515-1519. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1584458052


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Alhakbani MSA, Alotaibi H, Alqahtani AMG, Wadani MSJ, Alharthi OSO, Pathania D. A cross-sectional study to assess knowledge and practices about antibiotic use and abuse in students of Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2020), [cited November 24, 2020]; 4(10): 1515-1519. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1584458052


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Alhakbani, M. S. A., Alotaibi, . H., Alqahtani, . A. M. G., Wadani, . M. S. J., Alharthi, . O. S. O. & Pathania, . D. (2020) A cross-sectional study to assess knowledge and practices about antibiotic use and abuse in students of Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 4 (10), 1515-1519. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1584458052


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Alhakbani, Mohammed Saad A., Hamad Alotaibi, Abdullah Mtrik Ghattar Alqahtani, Mohammed Salem J. Wadani, Omar Saud Obeid Alharthi, and Deepak Pathania. 2020. A cross-sectional study to assess knowledge and practices about antibiotic use and abuse in students of Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (10), 1515-1519. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1584458052


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Alhakbani, Mohammed Saad A., Hamad Alotaibi, Abdullah Mtrik Ghattar Alqahtani, Mohammed Salem J. Wadani, Omar Saud Obeid Alharthi, and Deepak Pathania. "A cross-sectional study to assess knowledge and practices about antibiotic use and abuse in students of Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 1515-1519. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1584458052


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Alhakbani, Mohammed Saad A., Hamad Alotaibi, Abdullah Mtrik Ghattar Alqahtani, Mohammed Salem J. Wadani, Omar Saud Obeid Alharthi, and Deepak Pathania. "A cross-sectional study to assess knowledge and practices about antibiotic use and abuse in students of Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.10 (2020), 1515-1519. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1584458052


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Alhakbani, M. S. A., Alotaibi, . H., Alqahtani, . A. M. G., Wadani, . M. S. J., Alharthi, . O. S. O. & Pathania, . D. (2020) A cross-sectional study to assess knowledge and practices about antibiotic use and abuse in students of Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (10), 1515-1519. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1584458052


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