Understanding and Application of Antibiotics: Analysis among Students of Health Science in Sarajevo with an Emphasis on Gender Distribution

Lana Lekić

Faculty of Health Studies, University of Sarajevo,Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Ervin Alibegović *

University Clinical Center Tuzla, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Jasna Rahimić

Mixed Middle School of Chemistry, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Bojan Pavlović

MPT, Faculty of Sport and Physical Education Sarajevo, University of East Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Aida Hamzić-Mehmedbašić

Nephrology Clinic, Clinical Centre University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Aldijana Mahmutović Milićević

Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Tuzla, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Nehra Mosorović

Faculty of Medicine, University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Dino Alibegović

Faculty of Medicine, University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Emil Mujkić

University Clinical Center Tuzla, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Antibiotics are medications that inhibit bacterial growth and are used in the treatment of bacterial infections, both gram-positive and gram-negative. Antibiotics also represent products of metabolism of certain microorganisms that adversely affect the development and reproduction of other microorganisms. They are one of the greatest discoveries of modern medicine; however, in today's age, the greatest challenge is the resistance of bacteria to antibiotics. There are numerous reasons for the emergence of antibiotic resistance. One reason lies in inadequate education about antibiotics, their application, and usage. The aim of this study was to survey students of the University of Sarajevo's Faculty of Health Sciences about their general knowledge of antibiotics and their methods of application. A total of 151 students participated in this study, including 125 females (83%) and 26 males (17%). The questions consisted of two parts: the first part covered general knowledge about antibiotics, while the second part addressed bacterial resistance to antibiotics.

Keywords: Students, antibiotics, knowledge, resistance, male population, female population


How to Cite

Lekić , L., Alibegović , E., Rahimić , J., Pavlović , B., Hamzić-Mehmedbašić , A., Milićević , A. M., Mosorović , N., Alibegović , D. and Mujkić , E. (2024) “Understanding and Application of Antibiotics: Analysis among Students of Health Science in Sarajevo with an Emphasis on Gender Distribution”, Journal of Pharmaceutical Research International, 36(7), pp. 27–31. doi: 10.9734/jpri/2024/v36i77535.

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