Survey on Antimicrobial Resistance: Reason behind the Misuse of Antibiotics in Bangladesh
Journal of Pharmaceutical Research International,
Aims: It is a base line survey to find the reason behind the misuse of antibiotic in Bangladesh.
Study Design: Questionnaires were supplied to corresponded persons to collect information from patient, doctors & pharmacy shop from seven region of Bangladesh. The data was analyzed by using simple descriptive statistics to generate frequencies, percentage & proportions.
Place and Duration of Study: The survey was carried out throughout Bangladesh from May 2016 to August 2016.
Methodology: Information of 2250 patients, 760 doctors & 1450 chemist shop form 7 regions of Bangladesh were collected from May 2016 to August 2016 using questionnaires consisting descriptive question, true false, multiple choice and a comment part by direct interview method. Wherever it was relevant, the Chi-square test was used to determine any significance difference.
Results: We found majority of people (70%) are not so concern about the antibiotic resistance and it’s after effect due to lack of proper knowledge. we found majority of people (70%) are not so concern about the antibiotic resistance and its after effect due to lack of proper knowledge. 18% people are known with the term antimicrobial resistance but do not have proper knowledge about resistance and the rest of the people (12%) has proper knowledge about antibiotic dosage and antimicrobial resistance. Majority of people are known with the some antibiotics like Azythromycin & Ciprofloxacin which are taken by them without prescription for reducing fever, severe pain and wound without considering the dosage completion.
Conclusion: Antibiotics should only be used when needed as prescribed by health professionals. The prescriber should closely adhere to the five rights of drug administration: the right patient, the right drug, the right dose, the right route, and the right time.
- antimicrobial resistance
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