A Cross-Sectional Study of Antibiotic Self-Medication

Fatemeh Mousavi, Parisa Shojaei, Azadeh Nazemi, Atefe Dadashi
2020 Thrita  
Objectives: This research has been conducted to study antibiotic self-medication, prevalence, and reasons. Methods: A questionnaire containing 30 comprehensive questions in terms of the experience of antibiotic self-medication was prepared. In this cross-sectional study, data were analyzed using analytical statistics bases on chi-square and logistic regression. Results: The results showed that 61.3% of the participants were self-antibiotic users. There was a significant difference only between
more » ... ender and self-medication such that self-medication in males was more than females (P value = 0.027). Conclusions: Self-medication of antibiotics is almost high and requires more information about the side effects of these drugs in order to promote rational and physically prescribed use.
doi:10.5812/thrita.105794 fatcat:co7zrawphzby7iooxaxyieiyyy