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Table 2 Themes and sub-themes generated from the thematic analysis

From: Low-income community knowledge, attitudes and perceptions regarding antibiotics and antibiotic resistance in Jelutong District, Penang, Malaysia: a qualitative study



1. Knowledge of antibiotics

a. Understanding the term ‘antibiotics’ and antibiotic use

b. Knowledge of the adverse effects of antibiotics

2. Attitudes towards antibiotics

a. Attitudes towards acquiring antibiotics

b. Attitudes towards physicians’ decisions to prescribe antibiotics

c. Attitudes towards adhering to antibiotic therapy

3. Knowledge of ABR

a. Understanding the term ‘ABR’

b. Knowledge of the causes of ABR

c. Knowledge of the consequences of ABR

d. Knowledge of the prevention of ABR

4. Perceptions of taking responsibility for combating ABR