Perceptions of use and efficacy of antimicrobials by the public, farmers, medical and Veterinary professionals

Bagri, Jasmine (2018) Perceptions of use and efficacy of antimicrobials by the public, farmers, medical and Veterinary professionals. (MSc(R) thesis), Kingston University, .

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Abstract

Background: Antibiotic resistance is now a global threat due to the misuse of antibiotics worldwide in both human and animals medicine. Objectives: The main aim of this research is to look at how antibiotics are used and perceived by different groups of individuals; Agriculture, veterinary, medical and the public in order to identify areas where more resources are required. Sources of data: A questionnaire was circulated online for participants to complete anomalously. Results: The questionnaire was completed by a total of 874 participants globally with the majority from the UK. Results of the listed diseases were sub-divided in categories; viral, bacterial, pathogenic and syndromic. Of the viral diseases ‘foot and mouth disease’ showed the highest ‘Yes’ response with 17% (152) with the public being the highest groups. Both MRSA 23% (204) and Salmonella 22% (196) were the highest bacterial diseases that participants stated couldn’t not effectively be treated with antibiotics, in response to salmonella almost a quarter were from medical professionals. Conclusion: Results from this questionnaire give an insight in to how antibiotics are used by different groups of individuals and their understanding of the development of resistance. This provides a platform to further develop specific areas that can be targeted. For example, education is a continual part of the process of reducing the uses of antibiotics.

Item Type: Thesis (MSc(R))
Physical Location: .
Uncontrolled Keywords: antibicobial resistance; antibiotics; One Health; veterinary
Research Area: Biological sciences
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing > School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry
Depositing User: Philip Keates
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2019 08:23
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2019 08:23
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/44260

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