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How does the general public view antibiotic use in China? Result from a cross-sectional survey

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How does the general public view antibiotic use in China? Result from a cross-sectional survey

International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
02 May 2017, DOI: 10.1007/s11096-017-0472-0

Dan YeJie ChangCaijun YangKangkang YanWenjing JiMuhammad Majid AzizAli Hassan GillaniYu Fang

Abstract

Background

Resistance to antibiotics is a major threat to global health and general public play a significant role in the fight against antimicrobial resistance.

Objective

The present study aimed to identify the knowledge, attitudes, and practice of the general public towards antibiotic use in China.

Setting

Randomly selected parks in three cities of western, central and eastern China: Xi’an, Changsha, and Nanjing.

Method

A cross-sectional survey was conducted on a sample of 1400 residents, from January to June 2015. Main outcome measures Knowledge, attitudes and practices scores toward self-medication with antibiotics and compliance with antibiotic regimens.

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