Parental Attitude, Knowledge, and Practices Regarding the Usage of Antibiotics for Upper Respiratory Tract Infections in Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Publication date: Jun 01, 2023

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised knowledge of the proper antibiotic dosage for treating childhood upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs). In order to ensure proper antibiotic usage and prevent the establishment of illnesses that is antibiotic-resistant during the COVID-19 pandemic, parental attitudes, knowledge, and behaviour surrounding antibiotic use for URTIs in children are essential. The goal of this study was to find out the parental attitude, knowledge, and practices regarding the usage of antibiotics for URTIs in children during the COVID-19 epidemic. This cross-sectional was conducted in the Department of Paediatric Medicine, Central Hospital, Ganesh Nagar, New Delhi, India from September 2022 to February 2023. The study analysed a total of 500. All the children had URTIs. A structured questionnaire was randomly distributed among parents. Socio-demographic information like gender, age, occupation, monthly family income, and age of the children were noted at the time of enrollment. Outcomes were recorded in terms of responses to questions regarding attitude, knowledge, and practices regarding the use of antibiotics for URTIs in children during the COVID-19 epidemic. Results: Of a total of 500 parents, 380 (76. 0%) were male. The mean age was 39. 9+/-8. 3 years while 280 (56. 0%) participants were aged between 31 to 45 years. Relatively older age (p

Concepts Keywords
Antibiotics attitudes
Drugs behaviors
Male covid-19
Monthly knowledge
Parents380 pandemic


Type Source Name
disease VO time
disease VO monthly
disease MESH COVID-19 Pandemic
disease MESH Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

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