FREQUENCY OF SELF-MEDICATION OF PAINKILLERS IN ISLAMIA UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

Noor-E-Arsh BAHAWALPUR Anam Bint Saeed
2020 Zenodo  
Self-medication is widely practiced worldwide especially in developing countries as many drugs are dispensed over the counter without prescription. Self-medication is defined as "use of drugs to treat self-diagnosed disorders or symptoms or the intermittent or continued use of prescribed drug for chronic or recurrent disease or symptoms." Objectives: Objective of this study was to find out the frequency of self-medication among medical students of Islamia University of Bahawalpur. Material and
more » ... lpur. Material and methods: Study design: Non-probability (convenience) sampling. Study setting: Islamia University of Bahawalpur. Duration: 21st March 2019 to 25th May 2019. Sampling population: University students from 1st year to 5th year of Islamia University BWP during study period were included. Sample size: 118 Sampling technique: Convenience sampling. Inclusion criteria: both genders. Exclusion criteria: unwilling students. Ethical issues: Informed consent was taken from all the participants (verbally). Data collection: Pre designed and pre tested questionnaire was used for the collection of data in the research. The questionnaire consisted of two parts. In first part questions about biodata were asked and in second part questions about actual research were asked after taking their verbal consent. Out of total 125 students, 118 students were respondents. The questionnaire was given to them in the morning and was collected back after 2 hours on the same day. Data analysis: The data was analyzed manually. Frequencies were calculated also the tables and figures were made. Results: Out of 118 students, 60(50.8%) were females and 58(49%) were males. 54(46%) out of 118 students did self-medication because of easy availability at pharmacy. Maximum students i.e.76 (64%) used medicines for headache. Conclusion:</em [...]
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3941546 fatcat:rq3mp7j7ojctjjmgnyottemfxe