Diana Muradyan, Anahit Demirchyan, Varduhi Petrosyan
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Diana Muradyan (MPH ‘20) Publishes Her Master’s Project in Eurasian Journal of Family Medicine

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The American University of Armenia (AUA) Turpanjian College of Health Sciences (CHS) is happy to share that AUA alumna Diana Muradyan, MD, PhD (MPH ‘20) has published her MPH master’s thesis research findings in the Eurasian Journal of Family Medicine. This international peer-reviewed scholarly journal publishes research articles in all areas of family medicine and general practice. It aims to provide family physicians and general practitioners with a high-quality professional platform to exchange new ideas and experiences in the field of family medicine and primary care. 

The research investigates the knowledge, attitude and practice regarding antibiotic resistance among general practitioners working in polyclinics in Yerevan, Armenia. The co-authors are Anahit Demirchyan, MD (MPH ’99) and Varduhi Petrosyan, MS, PhD.

This cross-sectional study was conducted in public and private primary health care facilities of Yerevan, Armenia, involving all polyclinics that serve 30,000 or more populations. Overall, 291 general practitioners (GPs) participated in the study. The self-administered survey identified low mean percent scores of knowledge, attitude, and practice among GPs. This finding suggests a need for major improvements in these areas through training. In addition, availability of rapid and inexpensive diagnostic tests and enforcement of accessing antibiotics only via prescriptions could prevent the development of antibiotic resistance.  

The full article “Knowledge, Attitude, And Practice Towards Antibiotic Resistance Among General Practitioners in Polyclinics in Yerevan, Armenia” is available online.

The AUA Turpanjian College of Health Sciences works actively to improve population health and health services in Armenia and the region through interdisciplinary education and development of public health professionals to be leaders in public health, health services research, and evaluation, health care delivery, and management.