WJPR Citation New

  All Since 2011
 Citation  2903  2393
 h-index  27  24
 i10-index  68  60


Best Paper Awards

World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research (WJPR) will give best paper award in every issue in the form of money along with certificate to promote research activity of scholar.
            Best Paper Award :
Dr. Muhammad Baqir MR Fakhrildin
Download Article: Click Here


Track Your Article



Chitra C. Nair*, Sunitha Mahadeven, Asheeta A., Hima C. S., Beena M. I. and Ajitha J.


Antibiotics have been a crucial development in the evolution of medical treatment, effectively reducing the morbidity and mortality from bacterial diseases that were previously left untreated. However, antibiotic misuse is widespread and contributes to antibiotic resistance, especially in less regulated health systems such as India. The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of Pharmacy students about usage and resistance of antibiotics in South India. A cross‐sectional questionnaire‐based study was performed among pharmacy students. The study showed good knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) of pharmacy students regarding antibiotic usage. Even though majority of the students had good knowledge related to antibiotic use, still there exist a controversy among students about antibiotics effectiveness in common cold, viral diseases and its association with emergence of resistance. 23.5% of students believed that antibiotics could cure cold, 34.1% assumed that antibiotics are effective against viral infections and 16.3% were unaware that unnecessary use of antibiotics could lead to antibacterial resistance. Students had good attitude towards antibiotic use as 67.4% of the students disagreed to preserve antibiotics for future use. But still 17% of students preferred to stock antibiotics and 26% of students had shared antibiotics with others. Also 33.3% discontinued antibiotics if symptoms do not improve. Even though students had good KAP towards antibiotic treatment, there exists a need for conducting awareness among pharmacy students to fill the gap, as they are the future health care professionals easily accessible and responsible to public health care.

Keywords: Antibiotics, Pharmacy students, KAP, Questionnaire.

[Full Text Article]

Call for Paper

World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research (WJPR)
Read More

Email & SMS Alert

World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research (WJPR)
Read More

Article Statistics

World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research (WJPR)
Read More

Online Submission

World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research (WJPR)
Read More