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Journal:   THE JOURNAL OF QAZVIN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES   Summer 2003 , Volume - , Number 26; Page(s) 0 To 0.
 
Paper: 

SELF- MEDICATION AMONG CARDIOVASCULAR PATIENTS OF BU-ALI HOSPITAL

 
 
Author(s):  ASEFZADEH S.*, BARKHORDARI F., MOGHADAM F.
 
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Abstract: 
Background: Self-medication refers to drug consumption (herbal & artificial ) without the diagnosis or prescription of a physician leading to side effect and over usage of drugs. Objective: To survey self-medication among cardiovascular patients. Methods: This cross-sectional study was implemented on 60 cardiovascular patients at Bu-Ali hospital in 2001. The questionnaires were filled out and the information were presented as descriptive or analytical statistics. Findings: All the patients kept drugs at home. %26.7 took hypertension and anti-angina drugs willfully before hospitalization and %86.7 took herbal drugs (mostly cowslip). Conclusion : Regarding the high cost of drug production as well as the side effect of taking herbal or artificial drugs , we should increase every body"s knowledge of usage and improve the function of medical staff.
 
Keyword(s): SELF-MEDICATION, DRUG, CARDIOVASCULAR, PATIENTS
 
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