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Table 3 Participants’attitude towards antimicrobial resistances among paramedical health science students at University of Gondar, North West Ethiopia, 2016 (n = 323)

From: Knowledge and attitude towards antimicrobial resistance among final year undergraduate paramedical students at University of Gondar, Ethiopia

Items Response
Agree Neutral Disagree
1. Antimicrobial resistance will affect you and your family’s health. 293(90.7%) 19(5.9%) 11(3.4%)
2. It is necessary to give more education for final year students about antimicrobial resistance. 307(95.0%) 8(2.5%) 8(2.5%)
3. Inappropriate use of antimicrobials causes antimicrobial resistance. 304(94.1) 9(2.8%) 10(3.1%)
4. Poor infection control practices by healthcare professionals will cause the spread of antimicrobial resistance. 299(92.6%) 9(2.8%) 15(4.6%)
5. Final year students should get special training on the appropriate prescribing of antimicrobials before exit. 310(96.0%) 4(1.2%) 9(2.8%)
6. You have to follow the recommendations of your hospital antimicrobial guidelines in the future. 233(72.1%) 75(23.2%) 15(4.6%)
7. Currently, antimicrobial resistance is a major problem in the world as well as in Ethiopia. 228(70.6%) 26 (8.0%) 69(21.4%)
8. Antibiotic prescribing should be more closely controlled. 289(89.5%) 10(3.1%) 24(7.4%)
9. Dispensing antibiotics without prescription should be more closely controlled. 272(84.2%) 19(5.9) 32(9.9%)
10. People’s socioeconomic status has an effect on the risk of being affected by antibiotic resistance. 249(77.1%) 29(9.0%) 45(13.9%)
11. The consequences of antibiotic resistance will affect your future work as a health professional when caring for patients with bacterial infections. 282(87.3%) 8(2.5%) 33(10.2%)
12. Students can contribute to the work being done to control antimicrobial resistances. 284(87.9%) 21(6.5) 18 (5.6%)
Overall level of attitude Positive Neutral Negative
  311(96.3%) 10(3.1%) 2(0.6%)