Knowledge, perception and preparedness of future prescribers about antimicrobial stewardship




Antimicrobial, Knowledge, Perception, Prescriber, Stewardship


The study was aimed to evaluate the knowledge, perception and prepared-ness of the 4th year students of three medical colleges of Bangladesh during January 2016. The questionnaire was designed to evaluate knowledge, perception and preparedness about antimicrobial stewardship and resistance. Out of two hundred and seventy six students provided with questionnaire, one seventy one (82%) had responded completely. The term antimicrobial stewardship was familiar to only 6% students. Thirty nine percent respon-dents correctly responded on antibacterial spectrum. Seventy two percent students mentioned that teaching on antimicrobial should begin from 3rd year and 89% felt necessity of spending more time on antimicrobials. This study revealed that future prescribers recognize the necessity of targeted teaching on antimicrobial to prepare them to prescribe antimicrobials rationally.


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Author Biographies

Jannatul Ferdoush, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital Medical College, Agrabad, Chittagong

Assistant Professor

Kohinoor Parveen, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Southern Medical College, East Nasirabad, Chittagong


Maliha Ata, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Chittagong Medical College, Chittagong

Assistant Professor

Fahim Hasan Reza, Department of Pediatrics, Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital Medical College, Agrabad, Chittagong

Resident Physician

Md. Sayedur Rahman, Department of Pharmacology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka



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Ferdoush, J., K. Parveen, M. Ata, F. H. Reza, and M. S. Rahman. “Knowledge, Perception and Preparedness of Future Prescribers about Antimicrobial Stewardship”. Bangladesh Journal of Pharmacology, vol. 11, no. 4, Dec. 2016, pp. 928-34, doi:10.3329/bjp.v11i4.29507.



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