Antimicrobial Resistance

“Online health information and public knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours regarding antibiotics in the UK”

This article, published in PLoS ONE in 2018, presents parallel analyses of the Wellcome Monitor (Wave 3) and Eurobarometer (85.1) survey datasets aiming to investigate whether use and trust in online health information was associated with behaviour with, attitudes towards, or knowledge about appropriate antibiotic use. The article shows that, independent of a variety of demographic factors common to both datasets, use and trust in online health information is cross-sectionally independently positively associated with behaviour, attitude, and knowledge outcome variables.

“Analysing Incompliant Attitudes Towards Antibiotic Prescription Completion in the UK”

This article, published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy in 2020, presents an analysis of two combined waves of the Eurobarometer (85.1 and 90.1) examining the relative importance of a selection of candidate variables to the explanation of variation in incompliance attitudes towards prescription completion in the UK public. The article argues that there are several areas that have been neglected in survey researches of antibiotic-related behaviour and attitudes, including the influence of local and regional geography, individual political orientation, and survey mode on respondents’ reported attitudes.

“Antibiotic Self-Medication and Antibiotic Resistance: Multilevel Regression Analysis of Repeat Cross-Sectional Survey Data in Europe”

This article, published in REGION in 2021, presents analysis of four waves of the Eurobarometer survey dataset combined into a repeat cross-sectional structure. The study examined the individual- and country-level characteristics of antibiotic consumers who reported self-medication behaviour in the past year. The key findings of the study are that survey respondents in countries with persistently higher levels of inequality, burdens of out-of-pocket health expenditure, and corruption have an increased probability of self-medicating with antibiotics. The study also highlights that overall levels of antibiotic consumption and antibiotic self-medication do not correlate and are associated heterogeneously with changes in different pathogen/antibiotic pairs. 

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