A cross sectional survey assessing knowledge, attitude and practices Regarding antibiotic resistance among 2nd,3rd and final year mbbs in A teaching hospital in navi mumbai.

Authors:Singh V P , Yadav P , Deolekar P , Afnan Syed. Simran Bhatia
Int J Biol Med Res. 2019; 10(3): 6816-6820  |  PDF File

Abstract

In 2011, WHO set the theme of World Health Day as 'Combat Antimicrobial Resistance: No Action Today, No Cure Tomorrow' [1]. This shows a serious and global problem of antibiotic abuse and there is a growing consensus to urgently develop new strategies for prevention of resistance of bacteria to antibiotics. AIMS AND OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the current knowledge, attitude and practices regarding antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance (ABR) among the healthcare profession students at a Medical college. METHOD: This study is a cross-sectional, questionnaire based survey. The validated questionnaire was distributed among 150 MBBS students from 2nd, 3rd, and final year. 50 students from each year and the results were presented in the form of graphs and tables. RESULT: 94% of the 2nd year students knew that bacteria was not responsible for common cold and influenza The knowledge of the final year in most of the questions were 100% . The final year students had a positive attitude towards ABR and antibiotics however the attitude of the 2nd year and 3rd year was found to be more casual. Practices of the final year students were found to be more sensible,100% of the students consult a doctor before starting an antibiotic except for the fact that 94% of the students stop taking the further treatment once they start feeling better after taking antibiotics. 98% of students from 2nd year believe indiscriminate antimicrobial use leads to the emergence of the growing problem of resistance. CONCLUSION: Our study provides an important insight regarding the knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding antibiotic resistance and usage among the future doctors. It revealed that most of the students were aware of the antimicrobial resistance and its consequences. The only concern was their casual attitude