Knowledge and Attitudes Towards Antibiotics Use and an Examination on Patient's Unrealistic Health Symptoms in Turkey


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Ahmadian R., UNCU Y. , ERCAN İ. , Toluk O.

ELECTRONIC JOURNAL OF GENERAL MEDICINE, vol.19, no.2, 2022 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.29333/ejgm/11563
  • Title of Journal : ELECTRONIC JOURNAL OF GENERAL MEDICINE
  • Keywords: antibiotic misuse, attitudes, crosswise model, public health, public knowledge, RESISTANCE, INFECTIONS, PHYSICIANS, USAGE

Abstract

Background: This study aimed to assess the attitudes and knowledge of adult individuals about antibiotics. Since in Turkey, antibiotics are not sold without a prescription, it was also investigated whether Turkish people compelled physicians to prescribe antibiotics by showing unrealistic symptoms.