IMPACT OF ANTIBIOTIC STEWARDSHIP LEARNING SESSION ON KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE OF UNDERGRADUATE MEDICAL STUDENTS

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Mazhar Hussain
Moazzam Ali Atif
Lubna Akhtar

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of antibiotic stewardship session on knowledge and attitude of 3rd year medical and allied health sciences students of Sheikh Zayed Medical College (SZMC) Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan.


METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 3rd year undergraduate medical students of SZMC Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan. Knowledge of antibiotic stewardship was given to them through lectures, tutorials and small group discussion from May 2019 to December 2020. A structured proforma with questionnaires about antibiotic stewardship was given to them to fill in before and after the learning session.


RESULTS: Out of 585, 500 students completed the proforma before and after the antibiotic stewardship session and the response rate was 85%. Although more than 80% of the students had significant knowledge pre- and post-antibiotic stewardship session but only 6% of students were familiar with term antibiotic stewardship pre-session as compared to 93% post-session (p <0.005). After the learning session more than 85% of students significantly agreed that antibiotic stewardship improve patient care, reduce bacterial resistance, decrease hospital stay and cost (p <0.005). Similarly, after session there was significant improvement regarding collaborative approaches for the appropriate use of antibiotics, work with inter professional team, role of each profession for appropriate use of antibiotics, collaboration with microbiologist and pharmacist (p<0.005). There was significant improvement to use broad and narrow spectrum antibiotics on the basis of definite and provisional diagnosis after session (p <0.005).


CONCLUSION: Antibiotic stewardship session has positive impact on knowledge and attitude of undergraduate medical students.

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Hussain, M., M. Atif, and L. Akhtar. “IMPACT OF ANTIBIOTIC STEWARDSHIP LEARNING SESSION ON KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE OF UNDERGRADUATE MEDICAL STUDENTS”. KHYBER MEDICAL UNIVERSITY JOURNAL, Vol. 13, no. 3, Sept. 2021, pp. 152-6, doi:10.35845/kmuj.2021.21286.
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