Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 7 Association of socio-demographic characteristics with attitude statements towards importance of antimicrobial resistance problem and causes of unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, October to November 2015

From: Paramedical staffs knowledge and attitudes towards antimicrobial resistance in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

  Response categories p value
Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Do not know Sex Age group Facility Location Ownership Experience Training Up to date information
Attitude statements towards the importance of antimicrobial resistance problem
 Antimicrobial resistance is a worldwide problem. 89 (40.8) 109 (50) 15 (6.9) 3 (1.4) 2 (0.9) 0.034* 0.412* 0.612* 0.020* 0.930* 0.001* 0.707* 0.357*
 Antimicrobial resistance is a problem in Ethiopia. 117 (53.7) 92 (42.2) 3 (1.4) 4 (1.8) 2 (0.9) 0.000* 1.000* 0.030* 0.005* 0.002* 0.503* 0.928* 0.093*
 Antimicrobial resistance is a problem in your institution. 44 (20.2) 103 (47.2) 33 (15.1) 1 (0.5) 37 (17) 0.020* 0.036* 0.888* 0.665* 0.093* 0.058* 0.000* 0.039*
Attitude statements towards causes of unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions
 Unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions are by patient push 35 (16.1) 81 (37.2) 54 (24.8) 42 (19.3) 6 (2.8) 0.000* 0.001* 0.516* 0.004* 0.040* 0.001* 0.555*
 Unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions are due to treatment failure 43 (19.7) 98 (45) 60 (27.5) 13 (6) 4 (1.8) 0.626* 0.054* 0.858* 0.003* 0.037* 0.391* 0.053* 0.126
 Unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions are for critically ill or immune-compromised patient 47 (21.6) 57 (26.1) 94 (43.1) 16 (7.3) 4 (1.8) 0.016* 0.464* 0.399* 0.844* 0.005* 0.732* 0.197* 0.058*
 Unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions are for profit of hospitals/health centers 23 (10.6) 58 (26.6) 64 (29.4) 66 (30.3) 7 (3.2) 0.999* 0.077* 0.973* 0.590* 0.649* 0.537* 0.053* 0.002*
  1. * Fisher’s exact value