Dental Students and House Officers Knowledge and Attitude Towards Antibiotic Prescription at Tertiary Care Hospital
Objectives: To assess the knowledge and attitude of students and house surgeons towards antibiotic prescription.
Study design: A cross sectional study (survey). Setting and duration: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery department, PMC Dental Institute, Faisalabad Medical University/Allied Hospital Faisalabad October-November 2020.
Subjects and methods: An integrated question sheet comprised of 19 open and close ended questionnaire dispersed between hundred students and fifty house surgeons. The goal of questionnaire was to evaluate understanding and view point towards antibiotic prescription. The questionnaire was splited into three individual segments; segment A: General information, segment B: Attitude for the antibiotic prescription and segment C: knowledge of antibiotic prescription.
Results: From 150 issued questionnaires 120 (80%) were gathered and examined. The majority of the partaker were female 83 (69.2%) whereas male was just 37 (30.8%) with proportion of male to female of 1:2.2. The age of the partakers extends from 20-26 years (average age: 23.4 years). Among 150 partakers 34 (28.3%) belong to third year class, 38 (31.7%) were from final year class whereas 48 (40.0%) were house surgeons. The major part of partakers 76% had sufficient knowledge towards antibiotic prescription. Although, results disclosed that there are quiet misknowledge with regard to attitudes of partakers regarding antibiotic prescription and only 58% partakers have ample idea regarding this. This requires some well-defined seminars on health education highlighting on such misinterpretations.
Conclusion: Dental practitioners should advice antibiotics in congruence with the guidelines to restrain antibiotic resistance, an emerging public health issue.