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KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS ON ANTIMICROBIAL THERAPY FOR ACUTE RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTIONS A STUDY FROM ISTANBUL, TURKEY
GUZİN ZEREN OZTURK, DİLEK TOPRAK, OSMAN SAGSOZ, CUNEYT ARDİC
Eurasian Journal of Family Medicine - 2021;10(2):49-55
Family Medicine Clinic, Sisli Hamidiye Etfal Training and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences, Istanbul

Aim: We aimed to investigate the knowledge, attitude, practice of family physicians regarding an timicrobial therapy in acute respiratory tract infections. Methods: After receiving the ethics committee approval, the data were collected by online questionnaire from a phone application with 304 physicians. Questions about socio demographic features and knowledge, attitude, and practices on antibiotics use were asked. Using SPSS, we did the statistical analyses with appropriate procedures. Results: Among the participants, 127 (41.8%) were specialists, and 177 (58.2%) were gen eral practitioners. The specialists gave correct answers about tonsillopharyngitis and bron chiolitis significantly more often than the general practitioners did. The antibiotic choices for acute otitis media were not in compliance with the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control, and between the groups, there was no significant difference in terms of initial antibiotic choice. The self reported antibiotic prescription rate was 25%. In 10%, the most common perceived reason for inappropriate antibiotic prescription was pressure from patients. Conclusion: There remains considerable misuse of antibiotics by primary care physicians for acute respiratory tract infections. Education of physicians and patients regarding acute respiratory tract infections may be needed to lower the rate of inappropriate antibiotic pre scriptions.

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