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Evidence of factors influencing self-medication with antibiotics in LMICs: a systematic scoping review protocol

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dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-23 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-19T08:16:09Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-19T08:16:09Z
dc.date.issued 2018-08-23 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/12551
dc.description.abstract The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) emphasize the need for strengthening the capacity of all developing countries in the early warning, risk reduction and management of national as well as global health risks. Despite there being a considerable amount of effort in controlling and promoting the rational use of antibiotics, studies show that the practice of self-medication with antibiotics (SMA) systematically exposes individuals to the risk of antibiotic resistance and other antibiotic side effects. The proposed scoping review aims to map literature on the factors influencing self-medication with antibiotics in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The adopted search strategy for this scoping review study will involve electronic databases including PubMed, Web of Knowledge, Science Direct, EBSCOhost (PubMed, CINAHL, MEDLINE), Google Scholar, BioMed Central and World Health Organization library. A two-stage mapping strategy will be conducted. Stage 1 will screen studies through examining their titles and screening abstracts descriptively by focus and method as stipulated by the inclusion and exclusion criteria. In stage 2, the researchers will extract data from the included studies. A parallel screening and data extraction will be undertaken by two reviewers. In accessing the quality of the included studies, the researchers will utilize the mixed methods appraisal tool (MMAT, version 11). The NVivo computer software (version 11) shall be used to classify, sort, arrange and examine relationships in the data, and to extract the relevant outcomes and for the thematic analysis of the studies. Discussion: The study anticipates finding relevant studies reporting evidence on the factors influencing self medication with antibiotics in LMICs. The evidence obtained from the included studies will help guide future research. The study findings will be disseminated electronically and in print with presentations being done at relevant platforms, i.e. conferences related to antibiotic use, antimicrobial resistance, health seeking behaviour and the use of medicines. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject ANTIBIOTICS en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject SELF-MEDICATION en
dc.title Evidence of factors influencing self-medication with antibiotics in LMICs: a systematic scoping review protocol en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 7(1) en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle Systematic Reviews en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10496 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=20373 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 9472 en
dc.bibliographictitle Torres, N.F., Chibi, B., Middleton, L.E., Solomon, V.P. & Mashamba-Thompson, T. (2018) Evidence of factors influencing self-medication with antibiotics in LMICs: a systematic scoping review protocol. <i>Systematic Reviews</i>. 7:Online. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/12551 en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Torres, N.F. en
dc.contributor.author2 Chibi, B. en
dc.contributor.author3 Middleton, L.E. en
dc.contributor.author4 Solomon, V.P. en
dc.contributor.author5 Mashamba-Thompson, T. en


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