Abstract 02 V2 I4

Objectives: This study aimed to assess the knowledge of the residents in Greater Lagro, Quezon City, Philippines on antimicrobials and the development of antimicrobial resistance.

Methodology:  A questionnaire-based survey was conducted on 340 residents in Greater Lagro, Quezon City, Philippines, whereby their knowledge regarding antimicrobial use and the development of antimicrobial resistance was assessed by using a five point Likert scale, whose responses ranged from ”no knowledge” to “very knowledgeable.”

Findings: The study showed that the community residents were partly knowledgeable on antimicrobials and antimicrobial resistance.

Conclusion: The lack of knowledge on antimicrobials and the development of antimicrobial resistance is a fundamental public health problem that could lead to ineffective treatment as well as antimicrobial resistance.

Keywords: Antimicrobials, Antimicrobial Resistance, Antibiotics.