Surveys of knowledge and awareness of antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistance in general population: A systematic review

  18 January 2020

This review identified four key features of good practices in antibiotic use and awareness surveys: a) clear survey objective; b) scientifically sound sampling techniques ensuring representativeness; c) strategies for recruitment of samples and survey administration methods; and d) credible measurement to prevent non-sampling biases. During questionnaire design, the health systems context in terms of access to health services and antibiotics should be taken into account. In conclusion, to maximize the use of surveys, the application of findings in surveys and associated factors related to antibiotic use and AMR should primarily generate public health interventions and target specific groups to make progress in solving AMR problems.

Further reading: Plos One
Author(s): Kosiyaporn H, Chanvatik S, Issaramalai T, Kaewkhankhaeng W, Kulthanmanusorn A, Saengruang N, Witthayapipopsakul W, Viriyathorn S, Kirivan S, Kunpeuk W, Suphanchaimat R, Lekagul A, Tangcharoensathien V.
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