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Table 2 Knowledge on antibiotics resistance

From: Impact of targeted educational intervention towards public knowledge and perception of antibiotic use and resistance in the state of Perak, Malaysia

Code Statements Pre-intervention [Pre] (N = 234) Post-intervention p Value*
Immediate [P1] (N = 234) 2 weeks [P2] (N = 234)
Correct responses n (%) Correct responses n (%)
KR1 Antibiotic resistance happens when the antibiotic loses its ability to treat bacterial infections 160 (68.4) 221 (94.4) 212 (90.6)  < 0.001
KR2 Taking leftover antibiotics from previous infection may cause antibiotic resistance 150 (64.1) 213 (91.0) 211 (90.2)  < 0.001
KR3 Treatment may fail if you do not finish antibiotics as instructed by doctors 187 (79.9) 227 (97.0) 227 (97.0)  < 0.001
KR4 Using antibiotics without consulting doctor or purchasing directly from the pharmacy without a prescription may cause antibiotic resistance 163 (69.7) 219 (93.6) 208 (88.9)  < 0.001
  1. *Mc Nemar test was performed to analyse the difference between Pre vs P1, P1 vs P2 and Pre vs P2. The p values for Pre-intervention vs Post-intervention (immediate) and Pre-intervention vs Post-2-weeks-intervention were presented in the table (p < 0.001). p values for Post-intervention (immediate) vs Post-2-weeks-intervention were insignificant for all questions (p > 0.05)