Top PDF Practice of self-medication among medical students in a region of northern state of India

Practice of self-medication among medical students in a region of northern state of India

Practice of self-medication among medical students in a region of northern state of India

Use of self-medication is commonly seen in developing countries and also prevalent among medical students influencing their decision making as a medical professional in future. As medical students will be future practitioners, the issue of self-medication among these students require special attention. There is limited literature on the prevalence of self-medication among medical students and their attitude towards the same. The present study was conducted to assess the prevalence, attitude and perception about the practice of self- medication among under graduate medical students of a Medical School in the western part of the state of Uttar Pradesh in Northern India.
Show more

5 Read more

Prevalence and practice of self-medication among undergraduate medical students and non-medical students in south India

Prevalence and practice of self-medication among undergraduate medical students and non-medical students in south India

CONCLUSION To conclude, there is no doubt about the role of self- medication in the healthcare services. Nevertheless, self- medication has to be within the scope and it ought to have restrictions to the kind of symptoms to be self-diagnosed and treated. The prevalence and practice of self-medication in our study was alarming in both groups. Fever, headache, cough and cold were the most common indications leading to self-medication. Antipyretics and analgesics were the most commonly used medicines for self-medication. The use of antibiotics was also found to be very high among medical students. This creates a concern over the antibiotic use among the medical students and doctors because of their medical knowledge about drugs and diseases, which could also contribute to antimicrobial resistance. It is the need of the hour to create better awareness among medical and non-medical population regarding the use of drugs for self-medication, to implement strategies and guidelines to prevent the dispensing of medicines without any prescription which would remain as the cornerstone for reducing the practice of self-medication.
Show more

6 Read more

MEDICATION STORAGE AND SELF MEDICATION PRACTICE AMONG THE YOUTH IN KARNATAKA REGION, INDIA

MEDICATION STORAGE AND SELF MEDICATION PRACTICE AMONG THE YOUTH IN KARNATAKA REGION, INDIA

Most of the respondents checked the validity of their stored medicines on timely basis or immediately before administration. Surprisingly, 23.33% respondents were even ignorant about the importance of expiry dates. This lack of obligatory information about medicines shakes the basics of medication safety guidelines. Self medication policy aimed at health- consumer/patient empowerment may not be beneficial to all the nations in a similar fashion. Promoting practices like self-medications can lead to problems in countries, like India, wherein patient’s careless attitude coupled with ineffective drug regulatory
Show more

6 Read more

“Self-Medication Practice for Dysmenorrhoea in Medical, Para-Medical and Non-Medical Students” by Jayanthi B, Anuradha H V, India.

“Self-Medication Practice for Dysmenorrhoea in Medical, Para-Medical and Non-Medical Students” by Jayanthi B, Anuradha H V, India.

Accepted on: 23-04-2014; Finalized on: 30-06-2014. ABSTRACT Dysmenorrhea is responsible for significant absenteeism from college in female students. Self-medication and home remedies are used by the students for relief from menstrual discomfort. The pattern of self-medication varies among the medical, paramedical and non-medical students. Hence, the present study was done to analyze and compare the self-medication practice and drugs used for dysmenorrhoea among medical, paramedical and non-medical students. This was a cross-sectional study conducted among female students with dysmenorrhoea in M.S.Ramaiah College Campus, Bangalore. Out of total 261 female students; 84 were medical, 91 paramedical and 86 non-medical students. Data was collected with prevalidated questionnaire related to various aspects like demographic data, symptoms and duration of dysmenorrhoea and pattern of management in the three groups. Data collected was analyzed using SPSS version 20. The mean age of female students with dysmenorrhoea was 19.37 ± 0.99 years. 39%
Show more

5 Read more

Original Research Article The pattern of self-medication practice among undergraduate medical students of tertiary care hospital, Andhra Pradesh, India

Original Research Article The pattern of self-medication practice among undergraduate medical students of tertiary care hospital, Andhra Pradesh, India

counter (O.T.C) drugs Yes No No of students 16 154 DISCUSSION Most of the students are practicing self-medication which indicates high incidence among medicos. There is a difference in gender among that practicing self- medication. Females were more may be due to their menstrual and hormonal problems. Mostly they are using medicines for simple ailments like cold, fever etc. which are non-serious. The high use of analgesics for self- medication confirms the findings that analgesics are the commonly used over-the-counter medicines. 13 These results were consistent with the study “Popularity of self- medication among medical students AIIMS” by Gupta YK. 14 Multivitamins were also used commonly as supplements for promoting health, for preventing the illness, for boosting the immune system, for prevention of stress and to top up the regular nutrition. 15 Self-medication with antibiotics is of public health concern because inappropriate use of antibiotics results in antibiotic resistance and in emergence of mutant forms of microbes which is a major problem worldwide especially in developing countries like India. 16
Show more

5 Read more

COMPARISON OF KNOWLEDGE ATTITUDE & PRACTICE OF SELF MEDICATION AMONG MBBS, BDS & BSC NURSING STUDENT IN THE NORTHERN STATE OF INDIA  A DESCRIPTIVE CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY

COMPARISON OF KNOWLEDGE ATTITUDE & PRACTICE OF SELF MEDICATION AMONG MBBS, BDS & BSC NURSING STUDENT IN THE NORTHERN STATE OF INDIA A DESCRIPTIVE CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY

MATERIAL AND METHODS Study design & setup: This was a descriptive cross-sectional study carried out at Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, which is a Northern The Himalayan state of India. Study population & Sample size: MBBS & BDS students who completed pharmacology or at least completed their 2 nd semester of pharmacology and BSc Nursing student who was in last semester or completed of pharmacology course in their syllabus were the target population in our study. This study was approved by Institutional Ethical committee. Out of 387 students, 359 gave the consent to participate in this study in which 94 was MBBS, 52 BDS and 213 were BSc Nursing students. All participants were explained in details about the aim of this study and asked to participate without any stress and fear. To demonstrate the knowledge attitude and practice (KAP) of self-medication among MBBS, BDS & BSc Nursing students, ten validated objectives based questionnaire was incorporated in this study.
Show more

10 Read more

PRACTICE OF SELF MEDICATION AMONG MEDICAL STUDENTS OF GOVERNMENT MEDICAL COLLEGE AND TEACHING HOSPITAL

PRACTICE OF SELF MEDICATION AMONG MEDICAL STUDENTS OF GOVERNMENT MEDICAL COLLEGE AND TEACHING HOSPITAL

Since majority of the above mentioned studies were conducted outside India so the exact pattern of SM practices in our country remained unidentified. With respect to this the present study was conducted to see the pattern of SM practices, to find out the common complains and common drugs used, reasons for SM along with establishing a relationship between the level of medical knowledge and the SM practices among medical undergraduates.

5 Read more

Knowledge, attitude and practice of self medication among undergraduate medical students in a teaching institution

Knowledge, attitude and practice of self medication among undergraduate medical students in a teaching institution

which an individual uses drugs to treat self diagnosed minor symptoms or disorders having the potential to do good as well as harm. It involves use of both allopathic and non allopathic drugs. It is widely practiced both in the rural and urban population. Particularly in a developing country like India many drugs are dispensed over the counter without prescription. It provides a low-cost alternative for the people. It helps to overcome or treat minor illnesses.

5 Read more

Role of Pharmacology in self medication practices among undergraduate medical students in a medical college and hospital in North India

Role of Pharmacology in self medication practices among undergraduate medical students in a medical college and hospital in North India

involved in the validation of the questionnaire were not included in the final analysis. Informed consent was taken from the students and they were told that their participation in this study is anonymous, voluntary and they can withdraw from the study at any time. The questionnaire consisted of 4 sections where the first section dealt with demographic profile of the respondent. Second section consisted of 5 questions to gather the knowledge of respondent about the drugs. Third section consisted of 5 questions to know the reasons behind this practice of self medication. Final section was about the behavior related to drug usage.
Show more

5 Read more

Perceptions and practices of self-medication among undergraduate medical students at Gulbarga Institute of Medical Sciences, Kalaburagi, India

Perceptions and practices of self-medication among undergraduate medical students at Gulbarga Institute of Medical Sciences, Kalaburagi, India

Self-medication involves the use of medicinal products by the consumer to treat self-recognized disorder or symptoms or the intermittent or continued use of medication prescribed by the physician for chronic or recurring disease or symptoms. Self-medication has number of potential risks; Incorrect self-diagnosis, failure to seek appropriate medical advice promptly, incorrect choice of therapy, failure to recognize special pharmacological risks, rare but severe adverse effects, failure to recognize or self-diagnose contraindication, interaction, warning and precaution, incorrect route and excessive dosage, risk of dependence and abuse. 5 A survey conducted for first-year medical students of the Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain (including some Saudi students) suggested that these students had a poor knowledge about adequate self-medication whereas the knowledge of medication usefulness and harms was adequate. The attitude towards self-medication was positive and although the practice of self-medication was common, it was in most cases inadequate. 6
Show more

5 Read more

Self medication practices among medical students of a private institute

Self medication practices among medical students of a private institute

practiced properly, it can be used positively to treat various minor ailments, can save time and money, and can save lives in acute conditions. The World Health Organization (WHO) also has pointed out that responsible SM can help to prevent and treat ailments that don’t require medical consultation and can provide a cheaper alternative for treating common illnesses. However, it is also recognized that responsible SM must be accompanied by appropriate health information [4] . Nonprescription drugs amongst youth, especially in students are being misused due to exposure to media and advertisements. It has become a serious ailment raising the concern of incorrect diagnosis and drug reaction as well. Being future medical practitioners, SM has a special impact in medical students. Prevalence of SM was found to vary in medical students of different countries in earlier studies [5-9] undertaken to ascertain the SM practice among medical students. Since majority of the studies were conducted in countries other than India, pattern of SM practices in our country remained uncharted. With this in mind, the present study was planned to determine the pattern of SM practices, to find out the common ailments and common drugs used, reasons for SM along with assessing relationship between the level of medical education and the SM practices among medical undergraduates.
Show more

5 Read more

Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Self-Medication Among Basic Science Undergraduate Medical Students in a Medical School in Western Nepal

Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Self-Medication Among Basic Science Undergraduate Medical Students in a Medical School in Western Nepal

compares few research articles conducted in India and Nepal on self-medication among medical and paramedical students. Self-medication is unavoidable in certain circumstances so the public should be motivated to practice responsible self-medication [4]. Medical students, future doctors and medical educators, with good knowledge about self-medication could advocate, motivate, and impart essential knowledge to their patients and the general public for responsible self-medication. Furthermore, doctors should be knowledgeable about the self-medication practice in the community so that they could enquire about self-medication by their patients before prescribing medicines. This could help them optimize therapy and avoid drug-drug interactions.
Show more

6 Read more

Pattern and practice of self medication in students of health professional university in North India

Pattern and practice of self medication in students of health professional university in North India

This practice of self-medication is very common among the health professional students who are more exposed to the knowledge of different drugs during their training period as compared to general population. The studies have reported high prevalence ranging from 57.7% to 76%. 3 A number of studies have been conducted to study the self-medication among medical students but pattern of self-medication remained unexplored on overall health care providers that includes dental, nursing, physiotherapy, pharmacy and paramedical students.
Show more

5 Read more

Original Research Article A study of pattern of self medication practices among medical students in government medical college of Madhya Pradesh, India

Original Research Article A study of pattern of self medication practices among medical students in government medical college of Madhya Pradesh, India

Shashi Marko*, Mahesh Chandra Alawa INTRODUCTION Self medication is the use of drugs without a Doctor’s advice. Self medication is the treatment of common health problems with medicine that are taken on patient’s own initiative or on advice of a pharmacist, without professional supervision. It is now becoming a common practice in many countries mainly due to lack of access to health care, easy availability of OTC drugs in market and poor drug regulatory practices. 1 Globally the prevalence of self medication practice is inconsistent ranging from 32.5 to 81.5%. 2-4
Show more

5 Read more

Self medication practices of over the counter analgesic drugs among medical students in a tertiary care hospital in Jharkhand, India

Self medication practices of over the counter analgesic drugs among medical students in a tertiary care hospital in Jharkhand, India

Incompletely filled questionaires were excluded from the study. The study was conducted in Department of Pharmacology between 1 st November to 30 th December 2018. The students who participated in the studies were explained about aim of the study. They were ensured about confidentiality of the information collected. A self prepared questionnaire regarding the practice of OTC analgesic drugs were given to them. The questionnaire had questions related to practice of self medication for any type of pain, sources of drug information, name of analgesic used with indication, reason for self medication, frequency and duration of intake, any side effects experienced and lastly opinion about self medication. The questionnaire was given to them during one of their lecture classes and were asked to return it after filling it completely. All questions were multiple choice questions and they had to tick only correct answers.
Show more

7 Read more

A Questionnaire Based Study Regarding the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Self-Medication Among Second Year Undergraduate Medical Students

A Questionnaire Based Study Regarding the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Self-Medication Among Second Year Undergraduate Medical Students

An anonymous questionnaire-based study in all the medical students of 2nd year MBBS attending theory classes in the department of Pharmacology in a private medical college, of central India, was conducted after getting permission from ethics committee of the college. Students of all ages and both sexes were included in the study. A brief description of the nature of the study and the procedure of completing the questionnaire was explained to students taking part in the study. Questionnaire was self developed and pre validated consisting of twelve closed ended questions.The survey was descriptive and data was summarised as counts and percentages. Microsoft word and excel programs were used for analysis of data.
Show more

5 Read more

A Study of Self-Medication and Associated Adverse Consequences Among College Students in Northern India

A Study of Self-Medication and Associated Adverse Consequences Among College Students in Northern India

Summary Usage of medicines without a doctor’s prescription is common in developing countries. The adverse consequences of such practices should always be emphasized to the community and steps to curb it considered. The present study is based on a questionnaire and was done amongst the college students in Northern India. About 180 students responded to the questionnaires, which were collected with the help of medical students.

5 Read more

Factors Influencing Self-Medication Practice Among Medical and Non- Medical Undergraduate Students of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State, Nigeria

Factors Influencing Self-Medication Practice Among Medical and Non- Medical Undergraduate Students of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State, Nigeria

Introduction The response to a natural quest for wellbeing includes the self-diagnosis or administration of medication without prior medical consultations in the aspects of dosage, indications of side effects and duration of treatment. Self-medication, as a component of self-care, is considered to be a primary public health resource in health care system. According to the WHO guidelines, the act of practicing responsible self-medication can help prevent and treat diseases that do not require patients to seek medical consultation. This action can therefore reduce the increasing pressure on medical services for relief of minor ailments especially when resources are limited” (WHO, 2000). However, there are risks associated with self-medication which include lack of clinical evaluation of the condition by a health care
Show more

12 Read more

Self-medication practices among medical and nursing students in Tripura, India: a mixed-method study

Self-medication practices among medical and nursing students in Tripura, India: a mixed-method study

Self-medication with OTC medicines is known as responsible self-medication to distinguish from practice of purchasing and using a prescription medicine without a doctor’s prescription. 9 Practice of responsible self- medication is generally considered as safe and effective worldwide; but prescribed drugs dispensed without valid prescriptions in India is a pitfall in this regard may poses many medical and social challenges. 10,11 WHO is promoting practice of self-medication for effective and quick relief of symptoms to reduce burden on health services. 12 But irrational drug use can cause wastage of resources, increased resistance of pathogens, even serious ABSTRACT
Show more

10 Read more

Self medication among medical and dental students in tertiary care teaching hospital of Udaipur, India

Self medication among medical and dental students in tertiary care teaching hospital of Udaipur, India

Self-medication is a common practice among a group of health workers in Nigeria, according to Ehigiator O et al. 10 Undergraduate medical and paramedical students have easy access to information about pharmaceuticals from drug indices, literature and social media. 11 A previous study from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi reported that self-medication was significantly higher among undergraduate medical and paramedical students in India and it increased due to their medical acquaintance. 12 Hence, the present study was conducted to evaluate the prevalence of self-medication and perception towards self-medication among the undergraduate medical and dental students of the Pacific Medical College, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.
Show more

5 Read more

Show all 10000 documents...

Related subjects