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Type: Journal article
Title: Beliefs about the use of nonprescribed antibiotics among people in Yogyakarta City, Indonesia: a qualitative study based on the theory of planned behavior
Author: Widayati, A.
Suryawati, S.
de Crespigny, C.
Hiller, J.
Citation: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 2012; Online(2):1-12
Publisher: Sage Publications Inc
Issue Date: 2012
ISSN: 1941-2479
Department: Faculty of Health Sciences
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Aris Widayati, Sri Suryawati, Charlotte de Crespigny and Janet E. Hiller
Abstract: Although antibiotics are prescription-only medicine in Indonesia, they can be purchased without prescription. This qualitative study elicited beliefs about nonprescribed antibiotics use informed by the theory of planned behavior to develop a questionnaire for an expanded theory of planned behavior survey. Twenty-five (N = 25) adults with experience of using nonprescribed antibiotics were interviewed. Content analysis was applied. Participants reported that the use of nonprescribed antibiotics was advantageous in term of saving time and money and of reducing the number of medicines that need to be purchased, in contrast to a perception of what occurswith medical prescriptions. Potential adverse effects, poor health outcomes, and antimicrobial resistance were the perceived disadvantages. Facilitators of such use were the availability of over-the-counter antibiotics and successful experience in using antibiotics. Medication for children was the perceived barrier to such use. Family members and friends, especially those with health education background, approved of such use
Keywords: Humans
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Self Care
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Models, Theoretical
Qualitative Research
Middle Aged
Interviews as Topic
Nonprescription Drugs
Young Adult
Surveys and Questionnaires
Description: Published online before print May 1, 2012
Rights: © 2012 Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health
DOI: 10.1177/1010539512445052
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