PENGETAHUAN MENGENAI ANTIBIOTIKA DI KALANGAN MAHASISWA ILMU – ILMU KESEHATAN UNIVERSITAS GADJAH MADA YOGYAKARTA

Rizky Indah Pratiwi, Rustamadji Rustamadji, Aris Widayati

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Abstract: Inappropriate use of antibiotics, both prescribed and non-prescribed, is a global public health problem. In Indonesia, there is an increase of self-medication with antibiotics in the community in the last decade. Health practitioners are the main source of information and advice on self-medication with antibiotics in the community. Therefore, it is important to investigate knowledge of antibiotics among students of health sciences because they are candidates for future health practitioners. This study is an observational cross-sectional survey using a validated questionnaire. Respondents were 150 students of health sciences faculties at Gadjah Mada University Yogyakarta who were selected using a non-random convenience sampling technique. Of the 150 respondents, 79%(119) were familiar with antibiotics. Only these data (n =119) were subsequently analysed. Overall, they had appropriate knowledge about efficacy of antibiotics for bacterial infections and risks of antibiotic use, i.e. allergic reactions and antibiotic resistance. However, their knowledge about efficacy of antibiotics for viral infections and the use of antibiotics immediately for fever were not appropriate. In general, 34% of respondents had high level of knowledge about antibiotics, 54% in the moderate level and 12% in the low level.

Keywords: knowledge of antibiotics, health sciences students


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24071/jpsc.10291

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