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Practice of Self Medication and its Effects among Nursing Students


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Background: Self medication or dosing oneself without prescription is actually an abuse which individuals often fail to confess. The menace becomes even more dangerous when knowledge received regarding medication is incomplete. The nursing students are one such population endangering themselves.

Methodology: A survey research approach, using a descriptive design, was adopted. Data was collected from 105 nursing students who were selected through a probability disproportionate stratified random sampling using a self administered structured self medication practice Checklist. The data gathered was analyzed and interpreted using descriptive and inferential statistics.

Results: The findings revealed that the nursing students had moderately satisfactory practice of self medications. The study recommends the need for awareness programs among Nursing students and general population.


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Practice, Selfmedication, Effects, Nursing, Students.
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Blaze Asheetha Maria Rosario
St. Philomena’s College of Nursing, No.1, Mother Theresa’s, Vivek Nagar P.O, Bangalore, India
Amitha Thomas
St. Philomena’s College of Nursing, No.1, Mother Theresa’s, Vivek Nagar P.O, Bangalore, India
Chisale Roselyn Dukru
St. Philomena’s College of Nursing, No.1, Mother Theresa’s, Vivek Nagar P.O, Bangalore, India
Christy Mary Jose
St. Philomena’s College of Nursing, No.1, Mother Theresa’s, Vivek Nagar P.O, Bangalore, India
Meenu Michael
St. Philomena’s College of Nursing, No.1, Mother Theresa’s, Vivek Nagar P.O, Bangalore, India
Rinu Varghese
St. Philomena’s College of Nursing, No.1, Mother Theresa’s, Vivek Nagar P.O, Bangalore, India
Suby Rose Baby
St. Philomena’s College of Nursing, No.1, Mother Theresa’s, Vivek Nagar P.O, Bangalore, India

Abstract


Background: Self medication or dosing oneself without prescription is actually an abuse which individuals often fail to confess. The menace becomes even more dangerous when knowledge received regarding medication is incomplete. The nursing students are one such population endangering themselves.

Methodology: A survey research approach, using a descriptive design, was adopted. Data was collected from 105 nursing students who were selected through a probability disproportionate stratified random sampling using a self administered structured self medication practice Checklist. The data gathered was analyzed and interpreted using descriptive and inferential statistics.

Results: The findings revealed that the nursing students had moderately satisfactory practice of self medications. The study recommends the need for awareness programs among Nursing students and general population.


Keywords


Practice, Selfmedication, Effects, Nursing, Students.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v10%2Fi12%2F2019%2Fijphrd%2F192055