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

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


Chokshi KS, Ladola DB, Suthar JS, Moradiya GV, Baldania SL


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 KS, Ladola DB, Suthar JS, Moradiya GV, Baldania SL, 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, 2012, 1(2), 54-58.

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