Gender Differences in Knowledge, Attitude and Practice towards Antibiotic Usage in Bangladesh

  • Niaz Makhdum Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC)
  • Maruf Hasan Rumi Community Development for Peace (CDP)
  • Abdul Muyeed Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University
Keywords: KAP, Antibiotic Usage, Gender perspective, Drug policy, Bangladesh

Abstract

Antibiotic resistance has become a serious concern for ensuring quality health care in upcoming decade. The main objective of the study was to identify some influential determinants of knowledge, attitude and practice about antibiotic usage of rural people specially focusing on the gender perspective. A cross sectional study design and quantitative approach was followed to conduct the study. Result shows that the knowledge, attitude and practice scores on antibiotic usage are below average. Specially rural women are significantly lagging behind than their male counterparts. Due to absence of doctors and poor financial condition of the villagers, they frequently take antibiotics to speedup their recobvery process without fulfilling the required dosage. Immediate policy measures should be taken by the government to accommodate more doctors in the rural area, raise awareness on antibiotic resistance and shut down the illegal drugshops.

Author Biographies

Niaz Makhdum, Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC)

Executive

Maruf Hasan Rumi, Community Development for Peace (CDP)

Research Associate

Abdul Muyeed, Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University

Department of Statistics

Published
2021-03-10
How to Cite
Makhdum, N., Rumi, M. H., & Muyeed, A. (2021). Gender Differences in Knowledge, Attitude and Practice towards Antibiotic Usage in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Public Administration, 29(3). https://doi.org/10.36609/bjpa.v29i3.102
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