Public Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Antibiotic Use in Ankara, Turkey

  02 January 2020

Turkey is one of the countries with the highest antibiotic consumption per capita and suffers widespread antimicrobial resistance. However, few studies are measuring the knowledge, attitude and behaviour regarding antibiotic use in Turkey. The authors aimed to describe the awareness, knowledge, beliefs, attitude and behaviour of the society regarding antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistance.

Awareness and knowledge about JAU in Ankara were low. There are misbeliefs and inappropriate attitudes in terms of antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistance. Necessary precautions should be taken immediately to improve this issue.

 

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Author(s): Alpay Azap, Tuğrul Orhan Akın, Miray Başçavuş, Elçin Ercan, Devrim Deniz Kuşçu, İrem Namal, Mehmet Yılmaz
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