Prevalence of Self-Medication Practice Among Al-Azhar Medical Laboratory University Students Gaza Strip–Palestine.

Tarazi, Shadi and Almaaytah, Ammar and Al Laham, Nahed and Ayesh, Basim (2016) Prevalence of Self-Medication Practice Among Al-Azhar Medical Laboratory University Students Gaza Strip–Palestine. PARIPEX-Indian Journal of Research, 5 (10). pp. 231-234.

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Objective: Self-medication practice is common worldwide especially in developing countries , In Palestine little has been reported on self-medication practice. However, no data available for self-medication practice in Gaza Strip. Here we amid to determine self-medication practice prevalence, reasons ,type of drug used and symptoms of illness among Al Azhar university students. Methods: A questionnaire based study carried on 145 respondent , Demographic information, information on drugs used for self-medication, symptoms of illness and Reasons of not consulting a doctor were collected. Results: Respondents aged from 18 to 23 years old from different demographical rejoins in Gaza strip, 51.7% need from five to ten minutes of walking to reach the nearest medical center. 63.4% of respondents had use medicines on their own without consultation and so practice self-medication during the six months period preceding the study. The major reason for use self-medication by 41% of respondents is that the medical condition is mild and simple in addition to self-experience with this simple conditions before, from all symptoms over 80% declare that they use self-medication with Headache and fever. The most used drug for self-medication is paracetamol also antibiotics used for self-medication. Conclusion: Self-medication is prevalent in Gaza strip among Al Azhar university students, The reasons cited for self-medication by respondents in this study were similar to those reported in other studies, health education of the public and regulation of pharmacies may help in limiting the self-medication practices Ad you may be interested in

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Depositing User: د. باسم محمد حسين عايش
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2018 06:45
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2018 06:45
URI: http://scholar.alaqsa.edu.ps/id/eprint/660

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