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Table 4 Perception on Antibiotics Use

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 (%)  
PU1 Individual who take antibiotics should stop their treatment earlier than recommended when symptoms improve 157 (67.1) 214 (91.5) 212 (90.6)  < 0.001
PU2 Doctors shall always prescribe antibiotics if someone is having fever, sore throat or runny nose 101 (43.2) 196 (83.8) 191 (81.6)  < 0.001
PU3 Antibiotics should be made available without a doctor’s prescription 188 (80.3) 219 (93.6) 220 (94.0)  < 0.001
PU4 I am not worried about the impact of antibiotic resistance on my health and my family 155 (66.2) 204 (87.2) 203 (86.8)  < 0.001
PU5 There is not much that I can do to stop antibiotic resistance 62 (26.5) 156 (66.7) 162 (69.2)  < 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)