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The drugs don't work: evaluation of educational theatre to gauge and influence public opinion on antimicrobial resistance

Ahmed, Rabia; Bashir, Amreen; Brown, James E.P.; Cox, Jonathan A.G.; Hilton, Anthony C.; Hilton, Charlotte E.; Lambert, Peter A.; Theodosiou, Eirini; Tritter, Jonathan Q.; Watkin, Samuel J.; Worthington, Tony

Authors

Rabia Ahmed

Amreen Bashir

James E.P. Brown

Jonathan A.G. Cox

Anthony C. Hilton

Charlotte E. Hilton

Peter A. Lambert

Eirini Theodosiou

Jonathan Q. Tritter

Samuel J. Watkin

Tony Worthington T.Worthington@aston.ac.uk



Abstract

Summary: Increased public awareness of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a key component of effective antimicrobial stewardship strategies. Educational theatre combined with an expert panel was used to engage the public about AMR through delivery of a play entitled ‘The drugs don't work’. Audience knowledge and understanding of AMR were measured by pre- and post-play questionnaires. Performance of the play and discussion with the expert panel significantly improved audience knowledge and understanding of AMR, including antibiotic misuse and prescribing. Educational theatre provides a positive learning experience and is an innovative method of public engagement to disseminate important public health messages.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Oct 16, 2019
Journal Journal of Hospital Infection
Print ISSN 0195-6701
Electronic ISSN 1532-2939
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Ahmed, R., Bashir, A., Brown, J. E., Cox, J. A., Hilton, A. C., Hilton, C. E., …Worthington, T. (2019). The drugs don't work: evaluation of educational theatre to gauge and influence public opinion on antimicrobial resistance. Journal of Hospital Infection, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2019.10.011
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2019.10.011
Keywords Educational theatre; Antimicrobial resistance; Health education; Public engagement
Publisher URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195670119304463?via%3Dihub

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