Knowledge, Attitude, And Practice Of Antibiotics Usage And Resistance Among Dental Students

Yalman Othman, Zainab and Rashid Noaman, Bushra and Arif Muhammed, Rozhan (2023) Knowledge, Attitude, And Practice Of Antibiotics Usage And Resistance Among Dental Students. Eurasian Journal of Science and Engineering, 9 (2).

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Aim: This study aimed to estimate the knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) of dental students in Erbil city toward antibiotic use, misuse, and resistance. Method: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 100 dental students in Erbil city. The students were divided into two groups, the first group included classes from first to fourth (47%). The second group was the fifth class (53%). The students answered a closed-ended questionnaire. The questionnaire included questions to evaluate the KAP of the dental students in using antibiotics. T-test, ANOVA, mean, and frequency in SPSS version 23 to analyze the data. Results: Knowledge and attitude scores were high (9.3000 ± 1.01005 and 9.4000 ± 1.28708 respectively). The practice score was low (6.3000 ± 2.73585). There was a significant difference in KAP means according to gender (males KAP = 8.7778, 8.6111, and 5.3889 respectively). Females KAP = 9.5763, 9.8305, and 6.9661 respectively. The results showed that there was an insignificant difference in knowledge and attitude between the first group and the second group. On the other hand, there was a significant difference between the first group and the second group in practice. Conclusion: Dental students must change their practice and do what they know because they have a noticeable effect on society and their teachers must improve their (KAP) not just their knowledge.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knowledge; Attitude; Practice; Dental Students; Antibiotic Resistance; Antibiotic Usage; Medical Education; Medical Students Survey
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RK Dentistry
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Divisions: Eurasian Journal of Science and Engineering > VOL 9, NO 2 (2023)
Depositing User: ePrints deposit
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2023 13:31
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2023 13:31

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