Self-Medication in COVID-19 Pandemic: The survival of the fittest

Kiran Rafiq, Shagufta Nesar, Humaira Anser, Qurat-ul-Ain Leghari, Alisha Hassan, Alina Rizvi, Aleeza Raza, Zafar Saied Saify
2021 Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness  
After the WHO declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic intense scuffling against novel coronavirus was observed and established fatal in most regions of the world. High fatality rate and socioeconomic downfall affected the health of non victimized individuals and consequently, health care measures, scheduled clinical and hospital visits avoided by the population hence the adaptation of self-medication proved as the mere troubleshooter for the general population as a swift safeguard for the further
more » ... ossible vulnerable situation. The present study is designed to observe the adaptability of self-medication with pros and cons due to the involved factors of fear of coronavirus, among the general population and for purpose, a questionnaire on the Zenodo-scale was developed and asked to respond from adults and teens after taking consensus, that further analyzed through IBM SPSS Statistics Version 26. The outcome study was amazingly found with high compliance with self-medication among the focused population during the period of COVID. Estimated results showed highly significant correlation 0.000, p< 0.05 between the adaptation of self-medication and pandemic situation, which was estimated from Chi-square and Fisher tests. However, the fear of coronavirus made the practice or malpractice a survival of fittest, an embedded ability of human nature.
doi:10.1017/dmp.2021.173 pmid:34099083 fatcat:hqy53opnorbvvlcr6hxozzlvhm