Antibiotics nonadherence and knowledge in a community with the world's leading prevalence of antibiotics resistance: implications for public health intervention.

@article{Chan2012AntibioticsNA,
  title={Antibiotics nonadherence and knowledge in a community with the world's leading prevalence of antibiotics resistance: implications for public health intervention.},
  author={Yap-Hang Chan and Mandy M W Fan and Chun-Man Fok and Zara Lin Zau Lok and Michael Ni and C Sin and Kwok-Kei Wong and Sze-man Wong and Roanna Yeung and Terence T Yeung and Wing-Cheong Chow and Tai-hing Lam and C Mary Schooling},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2012},
  volume={40 2},
  pages={113-7}
}
BACKGROUND Community determinants of antibiotics nonadherence, an important contributor of antibiotics resistance, remained unclear. OBJECTIVES Our objective was to investigate whether deficient antibiotics knowledge could contribute to nonadherence in a community with high prevalence of antibiotics resistance. METHODS We recruited 465 people by random sampling from 5 urban areas in Hong Kong. A structured questionnaire was used to assess antibiotics knowledge and adherence. Adherence was… CONTINUE READING
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