EVALUATION OF SELF-MEDICATION PRACTICES IN PATIENTS COMING TO GOVERNMENT HOSPITAL VIJAYPUR FOR OPD CONSULTATION
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2021, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 146-150
AbstractSelf-medication is an important health issue especially in developing countries like India.
This study aims to evaluate the practice of self-medication in the patients coming to A.H
Vijaypur for OPD consultation. The study was conducted on a total of 100 patients and
data was collected by interview using a questionnaire. Our study revealed the demographic
profile of the people who resorted to self-medication, the drugs used as self-medication,
reasons behind the practice, the source of information regarding the self-medication and
the depth of knowledge if any about the drugs used as self-medication. . It is hoped that
this study will stimulate more attention towards research on the practice of self-medication
which is an important but controversial medication issue.
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