Assessment of the Knowledge and Attitude of Pharmaceutical Students Around Selfmedication, Common Medicines and DPIC

Assessment of the Knowledge and Attitude of Pharmaceutical Students Around Selfmedication, Common Medicines and DPIC

Journal

  • Journal title: International journal of Advanced Biological and Biomedical Research
  • ISSN: 2383-2762 (print)2322-4827 (online)
  • Publisher: CASRP Publishing Company
  • Country of publisher: iran, islamic republic of
  • Date added to EuroPub: 2017/May/15

Subject and more

  • LCC Subject Category: Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Anatomy, Physiology,
  • Publisher's keywords: Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Cell biology, Clinical Sciences, Comparative Physiology
  • Language of fulltext: english
  • Full-text formats available: PDF

AUTHORS

  • Amir Shamshirian | Department of Laboratory Sciences, Student Research Committee, School of Allied Medical Science, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
  • Atiyeh Ghorbanpour | Department of Laboratory Sciences, Student Research Committee, School of Allied Medical Science, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
  • Behzad Jahanpanahi | Student Research Committee, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
  • Mahsa Mohammadyan | Student Research Committee, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
  • Reza SedaghatNezhad | Department of Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
  • Mohammad Karami | Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran

EDITORIAL INFORMATION

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ABSTRACT

Objective: The aim of this study is to assess the knowledge and attitude of pharmaceutical students around self-medication, common medicines and Drug and Poison Information Center (DPIC) for the first time. Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out on 204 pharmaceutical students. Data were collected using questionnaire including socio-demographic questions, general and specialized information about Drugs, DPIC, and drugs side effects. All analysis conducted using the SPSS 16.0 software. Results: Of the total 204 participants, 93(45.6%) respondents were males and 111(54.4%) of them were females by the mean age of 22.05 (±1.5). More than half of the respondents (52%) had no information about DPIC and its functions. Approximately 44% of students have a consultation with a pharmacist for drug use. Averagely, only 39.88% of students had suitable drugs information. Significant relationship was observed between age and medicine consultation (P = 0.025). Conclusion: This study showed that the pharmaceutical students had a poor knowledge about the prevalence of using different drugs and DPIC’s functions. Country's medical system is still facing the problem of uncontrolled usage and also a lack of knowledge, so it is recommended to perform comprehensive studies for finding factors that effect on students’ awareness to improve their academic performance.

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