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Evaluation of Knowledge, Attitude and Use of Antibiotics Among Pharmacy Students in UAE

Suleiman I. Sharif1*, Danah S. Abbas2, Dana M. Husseyan2, Esraa Al Assadi2 & Rubian S. Sharif2

1Department of Pharmacy Practice & Pharmacotherapeutics College of Pharmacy, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
2Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Benghazi, Libya

Dr. Suleiman Ibrahim Sharif, Department of Pharmacy Practice & Pharmacotherapeutics, College of Pharmacy, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

Keywords: Antibiotics; Bacterial Resistance; Pharmacy; Students; Knowledge

Abstract

Background
The problem of bacterial resistance is worsened by the irresponsible utilization of antibiotics.
Objective
The present study aims at evaluating the knowledge of pharmacy students about various aspects of antibiotics’ storage and use and bacterial resistance.
Methods
This is an anonymous questionnaire- based cross-sectional study. The survey was designed with close ended questions and pre-piloted for face validity by distributing it to pharmacy students of at the University of Sharjah-United Arab Emirates. The survey was distributed to a total of 264 students. The data was analyzed using SPSS version 20 and chi square test was used to determine the level of significance of responses at p< 0>

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