Patterns of antibiotic use among adults and parents in the community: a questionnaire-based survey in a Greek urban population.

@article{Mitsi2005PatternsOA,
  title={Patterns of antibiotic use among adults and parents in the community: a questionnaire-based survey in a Greek urban population.},
  author={Georgia Mitsi and Eleni Jelastopulu and Harry Basiaris and Athanassios T Skoutelis and Charalambos Gogos},
  journal={International journal of antimicrobial agents},
  year={2005},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={439-43}
}
The purpose of this study was to look for factors that affect attitudes to antibiotic use in Greek urban settings. By using a questionnaire-based survey, we conducted 323 face-to-face interviews (173 adults, 150 carers of children). In the adult group, 74.6% admitted using non-prescribed antibiotics, while only 22.7% of parents had administered non-prescribed antibiotics to their children. Around 50% of adults discontinued therapy earlier, more than 10% did not follow the correct dosage… CONTINUE READING

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