Author(s): Ambika Nand Jha, B. Sree Neeharika, Upama N. Trivedi, Durganand Jha, Dharmendra Singh Rajput, Praween Kumar, Akshay H. Shah, Naitikkumar D. Trivedi

Email(s): nandjha99@gmail.com

DOI: 10.52711/0975-4377.2022.00009   

Address: Ambika Nand Jha1*, B. Sree Neeharika2, Upama N. Trivedi3, Durganand Jha4, Dharmendra Singh Rajput6, Praween Kumar4, Akshay H. Shah3, Naitikkumar D. Trivedi5
1Student Doctor of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Indubhai Patel College of Pharmacy and Research Centre, Dharmaj Anand, Gujarat, India 388430.
2Student Doctor of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Arya College of Pharmacy, Telangana 502285.
3Professor Department of Pharmacology Indubhai Patel College of Pharmacy and Research Centre, Dharmaj, Anand, Gujarat, India 388430.
4M. Tech, Indian Institute of Technology [IIT], Kharagpur West Bengal 721302.
5Senior Lecturer AR College of Pharmacy and G H Patel institute Of Pharmacy, Anand, Gujarat 388120.
6Assistant Professor Department of Pharmacy Practice, Indubhai Patel College of Pharmacy and Research Centre, Dharmaj, Anand, Gujarat, India 388430.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 14,      Issue - 1,     Year - 2022


ABSTRACT:
Aim and Background: The resistance of antibiotics has become an urgent and serious globally public health related problem. The antimicrobial resistance heightened due to abuse of antimicrobial agents, irrational usage of antibiotics, inappropriate use and lack of knowledge regarding the use and management of antimicrobial agents, availability of antibiotics as OTC and this is the reason for unreasonable use (or) abuse of antimicrobial agents. The present study aims to Assess Knowledge, Attitude, Practice towards Use and Antibiotic Resistance among the Engineering Students of West Bengal. Materials and Methods: -A prospective web-based survey study is carried out during the period of January to May 2021, study was carried out during a five-month period among Engineering Students of West Bengal. In the web survey study the questionnaire related to the Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude, Practice towards Use and Antibiotic Resistance among the Engineering Students of West Bengal is designed to collect the data from the engineering students. The questionnaire form is subdivided into two sections (1) is about the consent of participants and (2) consists of questions regarding the Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude, Practice towards Use and Antibiotic Resistance among the Engineering Students. Results: -There are a total of 159 participants that have participated in this web survey study and responses are recorded in google drive. Out of these 135 are male participants and 24 female: 50 (31.4%) are pursuing bachelor’s degrees, and 57 (35. 9%) are presently students of master's and 52 (32.7) are pursuing Ph.D. degree in engineering background. Total 149 (93.70%) participants heard of the term "Antibiotics Resistance". A whole of 153 (96.20%) participants have agreed that antibiotics resistance is a worldwide problem. Out of 159 students, 60 (38%) participants think Self-medication may harm one's health. Then a percentage of 96.90% participants think that frequent use of antibiotics will decrease efficacy of treatment when reusage of antibiotics becomes mandatory. Conclusions: -The present web-based survey aims to Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude, Practice towards Use and Antibiotic Resistance among the Engineering StudentsOf West Bengal. Majority of the participating students have agreed that Self-medication especially antimicrobial agents, can harm one's health. There is a need of Awareness campaigning for participants, non-medico field students and society for enhancing their knowledge, Attitude, Practice towards Use and Antibiotic Resistance.


Cite this article:
Ambika Nand Jha, B. Sree Neeharika, Upama N. Trivedi, Durganand Jha, Dharmendra Singh Rajput, Praween Kumar, Akshay H. Shah, Naitikkumar D. Trivedi. Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude, Practice towards Use and Antibiotic Resistance among the Engineering Students of West Bengal. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms and Technology.2022; 14(1):50-4. doi: 10.52711/0975-4377.2022.00009

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Ambika Nand Jha, B. Sree Neeharika, Upama N. Trivedi, Durganand Jha, Dharmendra Singh Rajput, Praween Kumar, Akshay H. Shah, Naitikkumar D. Trivedi. Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude, Practice towards Use and Antibiotic Resistance among the Engineering Students of West Bengal. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms and Technology.2022; 14(1):50-4. doi: 10.52711/0975-4377.2022.00009   Available on: https://rjpdft.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2022-14-1-9


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