ASSESSMENT OF KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE, AND PRACTICE TOWARD ANTIBIOTIC USE AMONGST HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS OF AN URBAN CITY
Keywords:Antibiotics, Stewardship, Clinicians, Awareness
Context: AMS is “Use of Right antimicrobial agent, for the Right patient, at the Right time, with the Right dose, Right route and frequency, causing the least harm to the patient and the future patients.” Therefore, for proper usage of antibiotics and prevention of development of resistance, all the Doctors should have adequate knowledge, right Attitudes and should have correct Practices. The following study was conducted to know the Awareness, Attitudes and Practices of Healthcare Professionals towards AMSP and antibiotic usage.
Aim: 1. To assess Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices about antibiotic Stewardship among Healthcare professionals.
- To compare the results of participants at different positions i.e. Interns, residents and clinicians.
Settings and design:
It is a Cross sectional type of descriptive study with sample size of 227 conducted at Hospitals of the urban city.
Methods and materials: Questionnaire and interview based study.
Approval was taken from Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC).
Statistical analysis used:
SPSS version 23 was used for analysis of research.
- Knowledge of antibiotic usage and stewardship practices is about 77.4%.
- Attitudes on antibiotic usage and AMSP usage is about 81%.
- Practice of Antimicrobial Stewardship Program use in antibiotic prescription is about 50%.
Although the overall results about the knowledge were quite satisfying but still there are more chances of improving the patient care. Overall results of practices are very poor. Measures for improvement are to be taken very fast.
Keywords: Antibiotics, Stewardship, Clinicians, Awareness
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