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Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY   2013 , Volume 8 , Number 4; Page(s) 40 To 46.
 
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To Identify Self-Medication Practice Among Medical Students Of Tehran University Of Medical Science

 
 
Author(s):  Purreza A., Khalafi A., Ghiasi A.*, Farrokh Mojahed F., Nurmohammadi M.
 
* ZABOL UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, FACULTY OF HEALTH, MANAGEMENT AND HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT, IRAN
 
Abstract: 
Background & Objectives: There is increasing evidence that self-medication is a widely prevalent practice in many developing countries. It seems a special significance issues among medical students as they are the future medical practitioners. The objective of this study was to assess the level of self-medication and its related factors amongst medical students in Tehran University of Medical Sciences.Methods: A cross-sectional questionnaire-based study was conducted among the 600 students of Tehran University of medical science in 2011 year.Results: The frequency of self-medication in students was 35.7 percent. This was more common in females rather than males. Some reasons for seeking self-medication included Previous illness experience (51.9%), easily access to medications (28.5%) and feeling not important of illness (22.9%).Conclusion: Our study shows that self-medication is common among medical students in Tehran. In this situation, it is necessary for faculties to create awareness and educate theses students regarding advantages and disadvantages of self-medication.
 
Keyword(s): RELATED FACTORS, SELF-MEDICATION, DRUG, STUDENTS OF MEDICAL UNIVERSITY, DRUG SIDE EFFECT, SELF-CONSUMPTION OF DRUGS
 
 
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PURREZA, A., & KHALAFI, A., & GHIASI, A., & FARROKH MOJAHED, F., & NURMOHAMMADI, M. (2013). TO IDENTIFY SELF-MEDICATION PRACTICE AMONG MEDICAL STUDENTS OF TEHRAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCE. IRANIAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY, 8(4), 40-46. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=326446



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PURREZA A., KHALAFI A., GHIASI A., FARROKH MOJAHED F., NURMOHAMMADI M.. TO IDENTIFY SELF-MEDICATION PRACTICE AMONG MEDICAL STUDENTS OF TEHRAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCE. IRANIAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY. 2013 [cited 2022August11];8(4):40-46. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=326446



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PURREZA, A., KHALAFI, A., GHIASI, A., FARROKH MOJAHED, F., NURMOHAMMADI, M., 2013. TO IDENTIFY SELF-MEDICATION PRACTICE AMONG MEDICAL STUDENTS OF TEHRAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCE. IRANIAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY, [online] 8(4), pp.40-46. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=326446.



 
 
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