Knowledge and Attitudes Towards Antibiotics Use and an Examination on Patient’s Unrealistic Health Symptoms in Turkey

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Ahmadian R., Uncu Y., Ercan I., Toluk Ö.

Electronic Journal of General Medicine, vol.19, no.2, pp.1-7, 2022 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.29333/ejgm/11563
  • Journal Name: Electronic Journal of General Medicine
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-7
  • Keywords: antibiotic misuse, attitudes, crosswise model, public health, public knowledge, RESISTANCE, INFECTIONS, PHYSICIANS, USAGE
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Background: This study aimed to assess the attitudes and knowledge of adult individuals about antibiotics. Since in Turkey, antibiotics are not sold without a prescription, it was also investigated whether Turkish people compelled physicians to prescribe antibiotics by showing unrealistic symptoms.