International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Pharmacology Science | India | Volume 6 Issue 4, April 2017 | Rating: 6.6 / 10

Knowledge and Awareness of Antibiotic Resistance among Dental Students

S. S. Shivanni [3] | Dr. Anitha Roy [2]

Abstract: AIM To study the knowledge and awareness of antibiotic resistance and causes among dental students of Saveetha Dental College. MATERIALS AND METHOD A cross-sectional study was conducted to study the knowledge about antibiotic resistance. A pretested questionnaire containing 12 questions based on the knowledge of antibiotic resistance and its causes was given to second year students of Saveetha Dental college. About 100 students took part in the survey. RESULT 74 % of the students knew the importance of antibiotic resistance.52 % knew about the consequences of antibiotic resistance.45 % of the students did not take antibiotics according to the prescription.67 % of the students were not aware of the antibiotic policy followed in various countries of the world. CONCLUSION Proper educational programs must be conducted to improve their knowledge about antibiotic resistance, its causes and prevention.

Keywords: antibiotic resistance, consequences, prescription

Edition: Volume 6 Issue 4, April 2017,

Pages: 1343 - 1345

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