Educational intervention to enhance adherence to short-term use of antibiotics.

Affiliation

Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Malta, Msida, Malta. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Non-adherence to short-term antibiotics is considered to be one of the factors leading to medicines wastage, and this can increase misuse of medicine taking, promote antibiotic resistance and cause environmental pollution. Interventions developed to enhance adherence to short-term antibiotics should be easily implementable into daily practice. No studies utilising Normalization Process Theory to develop interventions aiming to enhance adherence to antibiotics were identified.

Keywords

Adherence,Antibiotics,Beliefs about medicines,Medicines wastage,Normalization process theory,

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