Vol. 11 No. 1 (2023): International Journal of Nursing Care
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A Study to Assess the Knowledge on Self Medication Antibiotics Among Adults in Selected Community Area

Shenbagapraba. N
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Bhuvaneswari. S
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Krithiga. P
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Padmavathi.D
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Princenesa Kumar.R
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Yamini. K. S
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Published 2022-12-21

Keywords

  • Antibiotics, Community people, Usage of drug.

How to Cite

A Study to Assess the Knowledge on Self Medication Antibiotics Among Adults in Selected Community Area. (2022). International Journal of Nursing Care, 11(1), 45-49. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijonc.v11i1.18932

Abstract

Background and Aims: About 67.3% of participants had self-medicated with antibiotics in the past six months in the community residents in Addis Ababa. The majority of participants (82.3%) purchased antibiotics without a Prescription from pharmacy/drug store .To assess the knowledge on self medication-antibiotics among adult in Community area.
Material and Method: This present study was a descriptive, cross-sectional survey which was performed for a period of two months in Chengalpattu district, Tamil Nadu. The questionnaire consisted of fifteen questions split across four sections. Adult Community people were included in the study. 62 participants enrolled in the study after informed consent was obtained. A scoring system was developed to analyse the responses.
Result: The data collection for the main study was done. The collected data was tabulated and analyzed. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used. The mean value is 8.82 and the standard deviation is 3.39. The study show that 19% of the community people are in good knowledge, 57% of the community people are in average knowledge and 24% of the community people are in poor knowledge.
Conclusion: This study helped us to realize and improve the knowledge gap which is persistent amongst community people in chengalpattu district, Tamil Nadu.