|TITLE:||ADHERENCE TO ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY AND ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE|
|PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR:||CAMPBELL, CRISTI|
|OTHER INVESTIGATORS:||SHELBY MCALISTER, ASHLEY FRANK, WHITNEY CLEMENS, SAMMY MCKAY|
File Created: September 24, 2012|
Department Chair Action Date: October 8, 2012
Current Status: Final Status Report Received
|Confidentiality||Data are not linked to individuals|
ABSTRACTThe World Health Organization (2012) defines antimicrobial resistance as “the resistance of a microorganism to an antimicrobial medicine to which it was previously sensitive.” Antimicrobial resistance increases the mortality rates and places a huge economic burden on hospitals. “Tens of thousands of Americans die of infections caused by antibiotic-resistant pathogens every year. Everyday patients die of bacterial infections for which no active agents are available (Doron & Davidson, 2011).” While many antimicrobial stewardship programs are being put into place, the goal of patient adherence will be a key factor in decreasing antimicrobial resistance. Patient non-adherence may be a result of knowledge deficit regarding the significance of the disease, medication regimen, and the development of antimicrobial resistance. Other factors that can influence adherence are the requirement of lifestyle changes and how complex the treatment regimen is. “It estimated that in general at least 50% of patients fail to receive full treatment benefit due to inadequate compliance (Kardas, 2007).” This study will examine the rate of adherence to antimicrobial treatment regimens. The researcher's plan is to compile a sample from the Missouri Western State University students. The researchers will be distributing surveys to the sample to obtain the data and will be using a variety of descriptive statistics to analyze the data collected. The survey will contain questions addressing factors that affect the sample’s adherence to antimicrobial drugs.
Final Report on 01-18-2013The survey was distributed to various general studies courses. Data evaluated. Project complete.
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