Comparison Of Self –Treatment Rate AndIts Factors Associated WithOn Adults In Health-Treatment Centers Of Gonabad City And Rural In 2012

Sedaghati, ensie and Nori Roshnavand, a and Delshad Noghabi, a and Eshghizadeh, m Comparison Of Self –Treatment Rate AndIts Factors Associated WithOn Adults In Health-Treatment Centers Of Gonabad City And Rural In 2012. Other. Sedaghati E1, Nori Roshnavand A1, Delshad Noghabi A2, Eshghizadeh M3.

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Abstract Background: Self-medication is one of the most prevalent issuesthat with aging and increased drug use, its side effects increase. The purpose of this study was to Comparison of self –treatment rate andIts factors associated with on adults in health-treatment centers of Gonabad city and ruralIn 2012.. Methods: In this cross-sectional descriptive-analytic study, 322(150 of city, 172 of rurals) older adults over 60 were selected based on stratified non random sampling.Using an informative form which contained 41 questions in 3 parts, demographic, specific information and its related factors, the required data using interview was collected. Data was analyzed using SPSS statistical software, and Chi-Square tests. Results: The prevalence of self- medication in the elderly was 50% (32.6% in urban and 65.1% in rural) The most common reasons for self-medication in urben were good result of their previous treatment(58%)availability of drugs (52.7%), Easy to prepare medicines from pharmacy (51.3%) and Not considered a disease(48%). And in rural were availability of drugs (78.5%), far distance(lack of medical care care near to Residence) (70.9%), Easy to prepare medicines from pharmacy (69.2%) Self-medication was found to be significantly related with, marital status, education level, Having companion and Insuran status. Conclusion: In this study, the prevalence of self-medication was high and This rate is higher in rurals Therefore designing educational programs for changing the awareness and beliefs of elderly regarding self-medication is recommended. Keyword: Elderly, Self-medication, related factors

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Subjects: R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email eprints@gmu.ac.ir
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2019 09:17
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2019 09:17
URI: http://eprints.gmu.ac.ir/id/eprint/1423

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