Health complaints and use of medicines among adolescents in Malta

Rita Darmanin Ellul, Maria Cordina, Anton Buhagiar, Anthony Fenech, Janet Mifsud
2008 Pharmacy Practice  
Objective: To investigate self-reported health complaints and the use of medicines among adolescents in Malta. Methods: A self-administered questionnaire was used to survey self-reported health complaints, the use and the sources of medicines that had been accessed, during the preceding 3 months among adolescents attending secondary schools in Malta. A stratified random sample design generated a sample size of 514 students. The health complaints and use of medicines that were investigated
more » ... ed ear problems/hay fever/cold/cough, headache, skin problems, sport injuries, indigestion/diarrhoea/constipation, eye problems and menstrual pain (for girls). The use of vitamins and antibiotics was also investigated.
doi:10.4321/s1886-36552008000300008 fatcat:gshphip3kjfbngvd4o65v5g3ze