Study of self-drug administration among MBBS professional medical students

Authors

  • Karmakonda Anil Kumar Associate Professor, Dept. of Community Medicine, Dr.V.R.K. Women's Medical College, Ranga Reddy, Telangana, India
  • M. Anil Kumar Associate Professor, Dept. of Community Medicine, Chalmeda Anand Rao Institute of Medical Sciences, Bommakal, Karimnagar, Telangana, India
  • Durga Kannapa Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Ayaan Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranga Reddy, Telangana, India
  • Asra Tayyab Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Dr.V.R.K. Women's Medical College, Ranga Reddy, Telangana, India

Keywords:

self-drug administration, MBBS medical students, prescription.

Abstract

Background: Self-medication involves obtaining medicines using old prescriptions to purchase medicines or without a prescription, sharing medicines among each other or using leftover medicines from previous illness. The present study was conducted to assess self-drug administration among MBBS professional medical students. Material and methods: The study was conducted among 130 students from first, second and final year MBBS. All selected students were asked o fill the details of questionnaire. The questionnaire was in two parts. The first part contained questions on demographic information. Socio-economic variables were covered in second part of questionnaire. The data were recorded in MS excel and analyzed using Graph pad prism version 6. Results: In the present study total participants were 130 in which, 56.15% were male and 43.84% were female. In first year 65.90% were male and 34.09% were female, while in second 46.93% were male and 53.06% were female. Likewise in final year 56.15% and 43.84% were male and female respectively. Maximum participants were of age group 18-20 yrs(43.84%). In first and second year maximum participants were of age group 18-20yrs. In final year maximum participants were of age group 24-26yrs. Likewise in final year 56.15% and 43.84% were male and female respectively. Maximum students takes self-medication for headache all groups. Maximum students takes Tablet paracetamol as self-medication. Conclusion: The present study concluded that Self-medication had been widely practiced among medical students.

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Published

2022-01-18

How to Cite

Karmakonda Anil Kumar, M. Anil Kumar, Durga Kannapa, & Asra Tayyab. (2022). Study of self-drug administration among MBBS professional medical students. International Journal of Health and Clinical Research, 5(3), 603–605. Retrieved from https://www.ijhcr.com/index.php/ijhcr/article/view/4530