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Purreza A, Khalafi A, Ghiasi A, Mojahed F, Nurmohammadi M. To Identify Self-medication Practice among Medical Students of Tehran University of Medical Science . irje. 2013; 8 (4) :40-46
URL: http://irje.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5030-en.html
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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.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/04/8 | Accepted: 2012/10/27 | Published: 2013/08/18

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