Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P'Col-00005162
Title: Assessment of knowledge and practice of self-medication among urban and rural population
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Background: Self-medication practice is expanding generally because of the accessibility of a variety of over the counter medications. Self-medication increases the odds of illegal utilization of medication and can prompt medication dependency. Because of uncontrolled utilization of OTC medications, signs and symptoms of underlying illnesses are suppressed thus occurrence of delayed diagnosis, complications, treatment failure and drug resistance are expanding. Utilization of Over the counter medication as well as self- medication is an extremely basic issue in India. Aims: The present study aims are to evaluate the knowledge and practice Of Self-medication among the urban and rural populations in selected urban and rural areas. Methods and materials: A Cross-sectional research design were used for the study. A total of 100 participants were selected using a Convenient sampling technique. Data were gathered using a self-structured questionnaire through a structured interview method. Results: The outcomes portray that majority of the rural (94%) and urban (80%) participants had adequate knowledge. The examination likewise uncovers that there was a high level of self- medication practice among rural (72%) than urban (52%) participants respectively. There was a significant association of knowledge with Education among urban participants and monthly income among rural participants. There was a noteworthy relationship of practice with the occupation among rural and type of family among rural & urban participants. Conclusion: The present study reveals that rural population had more knowledge and practice on self-medication than the urban population.

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    C. Cecyli*, T. Pragathi

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    Department of Medical and Surgical Nursing, Saveetha College of Nursing, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: C. Cecyli, Department of Medical and Surgical Nursing, Saveetha College of Nursing, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    C. Cecyli*, T. Pragathi

    Title:Assessment of knowledge and practice of self-medication among urban and rural population
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):13 (June )
    Year:2020
    Page No: (1059-1064)
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    Methodology:Knowledge, Over-the-counter medications, Practice, Rural population, Self-medication, Urban population
    Research Materials: 100 participants

Keywords

Knowledge Over-the-counter medications Practice Rural population Self-medication Urban population

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