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Knowledge, attitude, and drug-resistant preventive behavior of university students: A study among university students in Chonburi, Thailand

Worraprat Wuttisan.

Abstract
Background: Drug resistance preventive behavior at the community level is linked to antibiotic use and hygiene, both of which influence the spread of anti-drug resistance diseases. Drug resistance infections are harmful to the country’s health and waste money. To promote better anti-drug resistance behavior, health education regarding drug resistance, as well as forming a public attitude to prevent the development of drug resistance illnesses, should be supported.

Objectives: The study aims to access knowledge, attitude, and drug resistance Preventive Behavior of University Students. This is a descriptive research that studied a group of college students of Burapha University in Chonburi.

Materials and Methods: The study was conducted using a questionnaire. A total of 250 college students participated during January-March 2021. All college students of Burapha University were invited to participate in completing an online questionnaire. Drug resistance related to knowledge, attitude toward preventive behavior, and preventive behavior was assessed. Differences between outcomes and socio-demographics were analyzed through descriptive statistics, independent t-test, and the ANOVA. A multi-regression analysis was calculated to determine the predictive variables of preventive behaviors.

Results: The college students revealed Moderate knowledge about drug resistance, correctly answering 3.27 (SD = 0.95) questions in a total of 5 and favorable attitudes toward preventive behaviors, on the average, 10.74 (SD = 0.75). The students reported always engaging in preventive behavior 52.68 (SD = 4.56) 12 behavior analyzed. Female students showed higher knowledge levels about antibiotic resistance than male students. There was a positive correlation between knowledge about anti-drug resistance behavior (r = 0.376**, P = 0.01) and a correlation between attitude towards anti-drug resistance behavior (r = 0.154*, P = 0.05) statistically significant. Having knowledge about drug resistance predicted the adoption of those behaviors of the students (Beta = 0.313, P < 0.01).

Conclusion: The findings revealed that students had a modest degree of understanding of anti-drug resistance, that most students had a positive attitude toward preventive behavior and that drug resistance preventive behavior resulted in a high level of prevention.

Key words: Drug Resistance; Preventive Behavior; Anti-drug Resistance Behavior; College Students


 
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