Title: Knowledge, approaches and practices of university students towards antibiotics use

Authors: Khalid Usman

Addresses: School of Foreign Languages, Chaohu University, Chaohu, Anhui Province, China

Abstract: The aim of doing this research was to assess the awareness, approach and practices in order to use of antibiotic in the two groups of students at COMSATS University, Abbottabad, Pakistan. Among 5560 pupil registered at the university, 232 were selected as sample by employing convenient sampling technique. They were asked to fill the questionnaire individually. The sample was assigned into two groups. Students from faculty of pharmacy constituted Group A whereas Group B contained students from other faculties. Fisher's exact test was utilised to analyse the replies conferred by the two groups with P-values less than 0.05 being intended significant. Among the university students the antibiotic use was discovered to be irrational. Proper education and encouragement of the university students, proper training and encouragement of health workers, educational programmes for general public and control of without prescription availability of antibiotics must be done to improve rational antibiotic use.

Keywords: antibiotic; approaches; knowledge; practices; Fisher's exact test; college students.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBHR.2021.114801

International Journal of Behavioural and Healthcare Research, 2021 Vol.7 No.3, pp.200 - 208

Accepted: 23 Dec 2020
Published online: 22 Apr 2021 *

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