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Assessing mothersí antibiotics information by comparing Internet and healthcare professionals as sources of information

Huda Kutrani, Antisar Ali Atiyah, Hend Mohamed Adam, Haloom Abdel Salam Elhashmi.

Abstract
Parents especially mothers view the internet as a source to obtain information about their childrenís health care. This study was designed to assess motherís antibiotics information by comparing the Internet and healthcare professionals as sources of informatics. A cross-sectional descriptive study was performed in the outpatient pediatrics clinics at the Children Hospital and Benghazi Medical Centre, from February 2018 to June 2018. The sample size was 308 mothers attending the outpatient pediatrics clinic during the period of data collection. Knowledge/beliefs, behaviors, adherence, and awareness of antibiotic resistance were determined through the analysis of data obtained from the questionnaires. Eighty-two percent of mothers had a poor level of knowledge and beliefs regarding antibiotic use; however, about half of the mothers had good behaviors toward the antibiotic and a good level of awareness of antibiotics resistance. Despite this poor knowledge, 61.7% of the mothers had an overall good Adherence to antibiotic use. Furthermore, half of the mothers obtained their information about the antibiotic from the internet. A good knowledge level and good awareness of antibiotics resistance levels were attained from the Internet source. Meanwhile a good behavior and good adherence regarding antibiotic usage were gained from a healthcare professional. In conclusion, motherís good information showed a significant difference existed between the Internet and the healthcare professional sources. Therefore, this study recommends that healthcare professionals should educate mothers concerning online information. Moreover, there is a need to improve motherís knowledge about antibiotics uses.

Key words: antibiotics information on Internet, misuse antibiotics, mothersí antibiotics information, antibiotic resistance.


 
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Kutrani H, Atiyah AA, Adam HM, Elhashmi HAS, . Assessing mothersí antibiotics information by comparing Internet and healthcare professionals as sources of information. JCBR. 2019; 1(3): 24-30.


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Kutrani H, Atiyah AA, Adam HM, Elhashmi HAS, . Assessing mothersí antibiotics information by comparing Internet and healthcare professionals as sources of information. http://www.jcbreg.com/?mno=14344 [Access: October 15, 2019].


AMA (American Medical Association) Style

Kutrani H, Atiyah AA, Adam HM, Elhashmi HAS, . Assessing mothersí antibiotics information by comparing Internet and healthcare professionals as sources of information. JCBR. 2019; 1(3): 24-30.



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Kutrani H, Atiyah AA, Adam HM, Elhashmi HAS, . Assessing mothersí antibiotics information by comparing Internet and healthcare professionals as sources of information. JCBR. (2019), [cited October 15, 2019]; 1(3): 24-30.



Harvard Style

Kutrani, H., Atiyah, . A. A., Adam, . H. M., Elhashmi, . H. A. S. & (2019) Assessing mothersí antibiotics information by comparing Internet and healthcare professionals as sources of information. JCBR, 1 (3), 24-30.



Turabian Style

Kutrani, Huda, Antisar Ali Atiyah, Hend Mohamed Adam, Haloom Abdel Salam Elhashmi, and . 2019. Assessing mothersí antibiotics information by comparing Internet and healthcare professionals as sources of information. Journal of Cancer and Biomedical Research, 1 (3), 24-30.



Chicago Style

Kutrani, Huda, Antisar Ali Atiyah, Hend Mohamed Adam, Haloom Abdel Salam Elhashmi, and . "Assessing mothersí antibiotics information by comparing Internet and healthcare professionals as sources of information." Journal of Cancer and Biomedical Research 1 (2019), 24-30.



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Kutrani, Huda, Antisar Ali Atiyah, Hend Mohamed Adam, Haloom Abdel Salam Elhashmi, and . "Assessing mothersí antibiotics information by comparing Internet and healthcare professionals as sources of information." Journal of Cancer and Biomedical Research 1.3 (2019), 24-30. Print.



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Kutrani, H., Atiyah, . A. A., Adam, . H. M., Elhashmi, . H. A. S. & (2019) Assessing mothersí antibiotics information by comparing Internet and healthcare professionals as sources of information. Journal of Cancer and Biomedical Research, 1 (3), 24-30.