DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2319-2003.ijbcp20170332

Self-medication prevalence and related factors among medical university students, 2015

Fariba Kahnamouei-aghdam, Anahita Zakeri, Firouz Amani, Mostafa Sajjadifar, Perham Mohammadi, Habib Ojaghi

Abstract


Background: Self-medication is one of the main health problems. Given the high prevalence of self-medicationin society and between students, the aim of this study was to assess the rate of self-medication among Ardabil medical students.

Methods: This cross–sectional study has been done on 150 students which selected randomly from Ardabil Medical University Science students. Data collected by a questionnaire and then analyzed by statistical method in SPSS.19.

Results: The rate of self-medication among students was 65%. Most of usage drug was sedatives with 77.1%. 7.2% of students were prepared drugs from places other than pharmacies and most of self-medication was the existence of drug free market with 71%.

Conclusions: Given the high prevalence of self-medication among students it is necessary to promote a culture of drug use among students, education in the field of self-medication and its side effects are given to students.


Keywords


Ardabil, Prevalence, Self-medication, Students

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