Factors influencing inappropriate use of antibiotics: Findings from a nationwide survey of the general public in Malaysia

  27 October 2021

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global public health. Misuse of antibiotics has never been investigated on a nationwide scale among the general public in Malaysia. This study aimed to identify sociodemographic and knowledge factors associated with inappropriate use of antibiotics in the Malaysian context to inform the development of interventions to mitigate inappropriate antibiotic use. 

Inappropriate antibiotic use is influenced by demographics and antibiotic knowledge. This study calls for education interventions focused on the lower socio-economic status population to increase awareness and to promote

Further reading: Plos One
Author(s): Li Ping Wong, Haridah Alias, Suraya Amir Husin, Zawaniah Brukan Ali, Benedict Sim, Sasheela Sri La Sri Ponnampalavanar
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Antimicrobial Resistance Fighter Coalition

Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre


JSS University


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