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International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Analysis

2021, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part A

Assessment of public knowledge and awareness of antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistance in Gusau, Nigeria


Author(s): Abdullahi Manir

Abstract: The emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is largely influenced by our attitudes towards antibiotic use. It has however become a significant threat to the prevention and treatment of bacterial infections globally. The purpose of the present study was to conduct a survey to assess public knowledge and awareness of antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistance in Gusau, Nigeria. Specifically among individuals with less knowledge of medical practice. A questionnaire was distributed to 540 participants in three sampled areas in Gusau town, out of which 510 were used for reporting results and 30 were excluded due to incompleteness. The survey result’s showed that there is a large knowledge gap on the knowledge of antibiotic use among the participants, and there is need for awareness on the better attitudes on antibiotic use. Only 36.86% of the participants complete their antibiotic regimen when symptoms of infection subsides. A total of 60.98% keep antibiotics for future use and 52.16% use leftover antibiotics for similar symptoms. Over 50% were reported to be using antibiotics for fever and viral infections. Therefore, there is a need for awareness.

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How to cite this article:
Abdullahi Manir. Assessment of public knowledge and awareness of antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistance in Gusau, Nigeria. Int J Pharm Sci Drug Anal 2021;1(1):35-38.
International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Analysis