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Survey of Self-medication Errors amongst Students and Faculty Members of Educational Campus (Gujarat Technological University/Sardar Patel University) of New V.V.Nagar


Received On: 27/04/2012
Accepted On: 08/05/2012


Author(s)

Chokshi, K.S., Ladola, D.B., Suthar, J.S., Moradiya, G.V., Baldania, S.L.


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Abstract

A total of 500 questionnaire were distributed in the college premises with respondent rate of 450(90%).majority of respondents, 73% were aged between 18-23 years, while 269(59.5%) were female and 181(40.5%) were male. The survey was conducted in the colleges comprising of Ayurvedic, Biotechnology, Engineering and pharmacy. The survey comprised of 290 students (64.4%) including both undergraduate as well as postgraduate students. the rest were faculty members (26.6%) and administration incharge (8.8%). The most prevalent disorder was found to be GIT disturbances (80.1%) and headache (69.9%) on daily basis. The conditions for which self-medication was under taken included Cough and Cold (31.86%), followed by headache (22.98%) and fever (17.36%). Majority of the respondents (89.80%) purchased the drugs from private pharmacies. Side effects observed due to self-medication were found out to be GIT Disturbance(17.2%) followed by vomiting (16.4%) and drowsiness (15.4%).


Keywords

Self-medication, Questionnaire, Respondents, Survey

Cite This Article

Chokshi, K.S., Ladola, D.B., Suthar, J.S., Moradiya, G.V., Baldania, S.L. (2012). Survey of Self-medication Errors amongst Students and Faculty Members of Educational Campus (Gujarat Technological University/Sardar Patel University) of New V.V.Nagar, International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars (IJPRS), 1(2), 54-58.


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