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Compliance With Antibiotic Prescription\Medication And Appointment | 7529
ISSN: 2167-7689

Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs: Open Access
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Compliance with Antibiotic Prescription\Medication and Appointment

2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs

Eisa Ali Johali

Accepted Abstracts: Pharmaceut Reg Affairs

DOI: 10.4172/2167-7689.S1.008

Background: At early 1940s; Antibiotics have become an essential and frequently used weapon in the physician's armamentarium but their efficacy depends on their being taken exactly as prescribed. Failure to do so can lead to ineffective treatment, and the growth of antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria. Although studies of compliance in world began many years ago, the first article on compliance with health care was published in 1943 (Haynes 1979). In Saudi Arabia, due to many reasons such as national shortage of health manpower, it has received scant attention as a part national primary health care strategy at late 1980s. Despite that the first Saudi article was 1986 (Babiker, M. A 1986), the research in "Compliance with antibiotics prescription and appointment' is still not widespread enough at national level compare to antibiotics hazards. Therefore, this study is carried out as part of pharmacy health education course. Aim: Shed some light on the particular aspects of compliance with antibiotics prescriptions and appointment, and act as forerunner for future clinical health education researches and compliance studies. Methods: Clinical based Health Education Structured Interviewed Questionnaires, All the 60 patients with antibiotics prescriptions in period of the study (22 Childs with their parents and 38 adults ) were interviewed face to face in a private room within the general clinical areas during first visit. Their answers were recorded on a standard questionnaire (A).The researcher were followed patients appointments, and re-interviewed them in the second visit (follow-up 3-5 days). At the second visit the amount of prescribed antibiotics tablets and syrups remaining from the initial prescriptions was recorded in standard questionnaire (B). Results: The overall compliance was 43%,, adults were more likely to comply than children, and women more likely to comply than men. Conclusions: In addition the result above, various factors affecting compliance are discovered, and discussed and recommendation made on how compliance might be improved.