Date of Completion

7-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Grade 12

Keywords

Antibiotics, Antibiotic Drug Resistance, Drug Resistance Bacterial

Abstract

Antibiotic Drug Resistance (ABR) occurs when a specific pathogen develops the ability to resist a drug that is supposed to eradicate it. ABR is becoming one of the biggest threats to global health today, due to either misuse or overuse that have been practiced. This entails lack of knowledge as the main cause of the prevalence of ABR. Thus, driving the researchers to conduct a study that assesses the Special Health Sciences Senior High School Students of De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute regarding their knowledge about antibiotics, antibiotic drug resistance, and the prominent risk factors in DLSMHSI that increases the likelihood of ABR. A standard protocol for validation of approval sheets and questionnaire were followed. Upon completion; dissemination of questionnaires, tallying and tabulation of data took place. The data gathered projected a result of 72.95% correct responses; hence, majority of their responses were right. After careful analysis of the data collected, the researchers found that the factors assessing the knowledge towards antibiotics are substantial. Altogether, the senior high school students of DLSMHSI showed that they are knowledgeable regarding the proper practices, uses, and concepts of antibiotics.

First Advisor

Myra Michelle M. Mojica

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