Assessment of attitudes and practices of young Saudi adults about the use of antibiotics in eastern providence, Saudi Arabia
In the mentioned study, we planned to measure the attitudes and practices of young Saudi adults towards the usage of antibiotics. A descriptive survey was conducted among patients attending at Almana Group of Hospital Dammam & Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia, a conveniently selected sample of 891 participants. Adopted written questions were used for collection of data. 1050 participants were approached, 891 granted to takes part in this study, giving a response rate of 84.85%. The study results indicated that 35.08% of the participants shown poor arrogances towards antibiotic usage. Both of them Healthcare related and Non-health-care were perceptively related with the positive attitudes towards antibiotic usage (p=0.001). It is shown that the practice of the participants towards antibiotics was relatively poor (35.25%). The huge number of participants agreed that they do not access a doctor for minor ailments. The main cause for not consulting a doctor was the high consultation charges (72%). Though, a huge number of respondents (94.97%) granted that there is a necessity to augment antibiotic education among the general public. The study outcomes recognized some crucial gaps in the attitudes and practices among the community of Dammam & Al- Khobar about the practice of antibiotics. Thus, for the upgrading of community knowledge and mutable their attitude towards antibiotic use along with proper interventions to regulate the ease of their accessibility can play an active role for the actual usage of antibiotics within the community.