Antibiotic resistance: why should it matter to you and the health of your family at home?
Taking antibiotics when you do not need them can cause bacteria to change and become ‘resistant’, meaning these bacteria can no longer be killed by certain antibiotics. This is called antibiotic resistance.
Would you like to take part?
Sign-up here to take part. A researcher will follow-up with a short questionnaire.
Taking part in this research is voluntary. You will not incur any expenses, and if you complete an interview with a member of the research team you will receive a £20 gift voucher in recognition of your contribution.
University of Oxford researchers are interested in talking to parents or carers about occasions when their child had a respiratory tract infection and what they did to help their child get better.
Finding out about what perceptions of antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance will help researchers better understand what resistance means for you and your family at home.
We are inviting any parents or carers of preschool children (aged 6 months to 5 years) whose child has had a respiratory tract infection within the last 3 months.
We would like to carry out a short interview and ask:
- did you see a doctor or nurse (e.g. GP/walk-in centre/emergency department)?
- was your child prescribed an antibiotic?
The interview will be arranged at a time to suit you and will last between 45 to 60 minutes.
Who is eligible?
- Parents or carers with children aged between 6 months and 5 years
- Children who have had a respiratory tract infection (e.g. chest, ear, or throat infection) in the last 3 months.
Find out more about the study, including FAQs.
Download: Participant Information Sheet (.pdf)