This research examines the performance of the students of medicine and engineering about self-treatment by medicines without the doctors prescription and the factors that affect this matter.
is expected that the finding can be used in the future studies and also have a role in educational programs.890 medical and engineering students were asked about using medicine for self-treatment and the factors the use of medicine through a valid and reliable questionare. A bout [83.7%] of the students have done self-treatment and this percent age is more among medical student. This is because of their easier access to the hospital facilities. There is a certain relationship between age and using medicines. Acetaminophen is a drugs with the most use among the members of the two groups. However, in the male group, antibiotics and in the female group. Anti inflammatory agents were in the highest use after Acetaminophen. The most effective factor in using medicine is the similarity of the disease with the previous cases and self-treatment in the medical group is more than engineering group because they have more information about this matter and a significant relationship [p value 0.003] is shown between them. The information of the two groups about the duration of the use of medicine and cases of prevention in using medicines, according to their expressions is less than other factors like the correct use of medicine, dose of medicine and the duration of use. The most important source of preparing medicine for the two groups is drugstores, continuation of self-treatment in future in the medical is more than that in the engineering group, showing a significant relationship between them [p value 0.000] is produced. In this study like the study in other developing countries, self-curing with medicines without the doctor's prescripion has a high spreading more drugs, Anti-biotics have the most use after Acetaminophen
A. Khaksar ,F. Nader ,K. Musavi Zadeh ,
[A survey of the frequency of administering drugs without prescription among the students of medicine and engineering in 82-83],
J. Jahrom Univ. Med. Sci. 2006;
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