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Title: Self-medication practices among senior students attending bachelor of medicine and surgery at Kampala International University Western Campus, Uganda
Authors: Ruzindana, David Cozens
Keywords: Self-medication practices
Kampala International University Western Campus
Issue Date: Sep-2018
Publisher: Kampala International University, School of Health Sciences
Abstract: This study assessed self-medication practices among senior medical students of Kampala International University teaching Hospital. Facility based cross-sectional study was conducted among senior medical students selected using stratified random sampling technique. Sample size was calculated to be 294. Data was collected and entered in to Epi-info version 3.6 and analyzed using SPSS version 20. Descriptive statistics was employed. Statistical significance was declared at p-value<0.05. The findings indicated that 90% of the respondents utilize self-medication and 60% of them practice self-medication for headache/ fever. And painkillers were the most widely used type of medicine. The major reason the respondents practice self-medication was found to be mild illness. In the multivariate analysis, it was concluded that age and sex were associated with self-medication practice. It was recommended that there is a need to reevaluate drug and health policies of the country and formulate rules and regulations regarding drug use
Description: A research report submitted to the Faculty of Clinical Medicine and Dentistry in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery(MBchB)

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