Antibiotic identification, use, and self-medication for respiratory illnesses among urban Latinos.

@article{Landers2010AntibioticIU,
  title={Antibiotic identification, use, and self-medication for respiratory illnesses among urban Latinos.},
  author={Timothy F. Landers and Yu-hui Ferng and Jennifer Wong McLoughlin and Angela E Barrett and Elaine Larson},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners},
  year={2010},
  volume={22 9},
  pages={488-95}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to describe the extent to which antibiotic and nonantibiotic medications commonly used for upper respiratory infections (URIs) were correctly identified by a sample of urban dwelling Latinas and the association of medication identification with antibiotic use and self-medication. DATA SOURCES One hundred women completed an interview and were asked to identify whether a list of 39 medications (17 antibiotics, 22 nonantibiotics) were antibiotics or not… CONTINUE READING
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