Assessing the Lebanese population for their knowledge, attitudes and practices of antibiotic usage.

@article{Mouhieddine2015AssessingTL,
  title={Assessing the Lebanese population for their knowledge, attitudes and practices of antibiotic usage.},
  author={Tarek H. Mouhieddine and Zeinab Olleik and Muhieddine M. Itani and Soumayah Kawtharani and Hussein Nassar and Rached Hassoun and Zeinab Houmani and Zeinab El Zein and Ramy Fakih and Ibrahim Mortada and Youssef Mohsen and Zeina A. Kanafani and Hani M. Tamim},
  journal={Journal of infection and public health},
  year={2015},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={20-31}
}
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria has become a global phenomenon, mainly due to the inappropriate use of antibiotics. There are no studies in Lebanon to assess the public's knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) of antibiotic usage. A cross-sectional study was carried out using a self-administered questionnaire completed by a random convenience sample of 500 people. Nearly half of the respondents (46.1%) demonstrated moderate knowledge levels, while 40.6% demonstrated moderate attitudes. Although… CONTINUE READING

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