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Validation Of The Parental Knowledge And Attitude Towards Antibiotic Usage And Resistance Among Children In Tetovo, Republic Of Macedonia

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AThe aim of this questionnaire was to assess parental knowledge and attitudes on antibiotic use for their children. The findings have shown confusion among parents about the effectiveness of antibiotics for bacterial or viral infections. Among 500 parents involved in the study, 61.2% believes that antibiotic is a proper treatment for bacterial infections. The proportion found in our study was higher (37.5%) compared to the results reported by Romman (2013). On the other hand, the proportion of parents who thought that antibiotics are effective for viral infection (59.6%) was comparable with the percentage found in a pan-European study (54%)(Grigoryan et al. 2007), lower with a survey conducted by Yu et al. (2014), but higher than the proportions reported by Collet et al. (1999). In the present study, 44% of the parents were positive on giving their children antibiotics for a cold, that was almost the same percentage (45%) as in the study done by Romman (2013), who indicated that antibiotic, may be used to treat cold, cough or nasal congestions.
In an effort to clarify if the parents were able to identify antibiotics, it was found that most of the parents replied correctly. More parents in this study (48.2%) were familiar with the term “resistance” although 35% of them were not sure. Even though most of the parents correctly answered this statement, we take the right to believe on possibility of associating it with the ability to prevent the drug from having an effect. Based on the findings of this present study, further studies are suggested that may raise awareness of the disadvantages of using antibiotics inappropriately. Collett et al. (1999) reported that most parents (60%) had never heard about antibiotic resistance. Overall, results of this study showed that most of the parents (69.6%) were aware with the risk of antibiotic use such as allergic reaction. Similarly, in a questionnaire among conducted by Romman (2013), it is showed that most of the sample (65%) reported their knowledge that children may develop allergic reaction to antibiotic and that may cause death. Most of the respondents (60.1%) had correctly agreed that the effectiveness of treatment could be reduced without completion of the full course of antibiotics that is 1.9% less as compared with 62.0% who know the need to take the full course prescribed. A comparable proportion of parents who agreed that overuse and inappropriate use of antibiotics reduces efficacy was noted in the study done by Al-Dossari (2013). Most of the parents (57.6%) incorrectly consider that newer and more costly antibiotics give better efficacy, as a reason more towards inappropriate use of antibiotics.
Parents in our study had substantial misunderstandings that may contribute greatly to inappropriate antibiotic use. A major concern is that most of the parents (60.8%) in the present study agreed to keep a left-over antibiotic at home that is another indicator of antibiotic misuse. The proportion...

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