Knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP) analysis towards antimicrobial resistance among animal handlers in peninsular Malaysia

Mohd Faizal, Ghazali and Noor Muzamil, Mohamad and Siti Mariam, Zainal Ariffin (2021) Knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP) analysis towards antimicrobial resistance among animal handlers in peninsular Malaysia. In: 2nd nternational Conference on Agriculture, Animal Sciences & Food Technology, 02-03 Mac 2021, UniSZA, Terengganu.

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The emergence of zoonotic bacteria strain with antimicrobial resistance (AMR) trait such as methicillin-resistant S. aureus in human and animals is a global health concerns. The collaborative effort of promoting responsible antibiotics usage under One Health concept has been shown able to reduce the unregulated usage of antibiotics that could leads to the emergence of AMR. In Malaysia, research that study on KAP of AMR among animal handlers is limited. This cross-sectional study was conducted to determine and compare the knowledge, attitude and practices towards AMR among animal handlers. A total of 349 animal handlers from Peninsular Malaysia were recruited in this study, where the respondents were required to answer a questionnaire consisting of four different sections: demographics, knowledge, attitude and practices towards AMR. The results are presented in percentages with the parameter to categorize the level of awareness been set at high (˃50%), moderate (25 % - 50%) and low (˂25%). Out of 349 respondents, 188 (53.9%) were university graduates and 187 (53.6%) of respondents were male. Data collected from KAP analysis revealed that the respondents were moderately aware on AMR related issues. 28.4% (99/349) of the respondent aware of MRSA threats while the other 24.4% or 85 of the respondents were familiar regarding the development and transmission of AMR microorganisms. Furthermore, 35.8% (125/349) of the respondents were aware on the One Health concept. Majority of the respondents (90%) that were aware on AMR, MRSA and the One Health concept were university graduates. These findings demonstrated that there is a huge knowledge gap between university graduate with non-university graduate in regards to the danger of AMR and the important of One Health concept.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Divisions: Faculty of Bio-resources & Food Industry
Depositing User: Fatin Safura
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2022 01:55
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2022 01:55

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