A Research Opportunity for Older People from Bristol Older People’s Forum: Improving Resistence to Antibiotics.

In this research study, the aim is to explore the opinions of people aged 65 years and over towards dietary health interventions, managing infections and antibiotic use. Participants will be required to complete a questionnaire (completed online or via post) and an interview, which is similar to a Q&A style discussion.

The interview is unlikely to take more than one hour, it can be completed face-to-face, over the phone or on Microsoft Teams and all participants will be compensated for their time with a £10 Love2Shop gift card (spendable at 150+ high street shops).

If you are interested in taking part, please contact Lorna Flintham via email (Lrf35@Bath.ac.uk) or phone (01225 384694).

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Antimicrobial resistance occurs when germs, such as bacteria, evolve so medicines such as antibiotics no longer work to treat them.

Antimicrobial resistance is a significant national and global health issue as, without effective antibiotics, it may not be possible to treat common infections or safely perform medical procedures like surgery in the future.

Understanding public opinions towards antibiotic use, diet and strategies that aim to keep antibiotics working is important to give the public a voice and develop tailored and effective ways of reducing resistance in the UK.

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