Date of Completion
Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science
Self-medication, NSAIDS, Mefenamic Acid, KAP, descriptive quantitative study, working population
Self-medication is a prevalent practice that can lead to adverse side effects when done irresponsibly. Pain is a common cause to self-medicate and one of the most common nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to treat pain is Mefenamic Acid. In this study, the researchers investigated the demographic profile, the association of the demographic factors with the knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP), the level of KAP, the likelihood to self-medicate, and the level of influence of the common factors that affect the decision of the working population to self-medicate. It is a descriptive quantitative study that gathered respondents who are part of the working population (ages 18 to 64 years old) wherein the target sample size was 380, but the actual gathered respondents were only 111. The majority of the respondents were likely to self-medicate, were female, 18 to 24 years old, professionals, and have a monthly income of Php 10,958.00 to Php 21,914.00. The association of the demographic factors and the KAP of the respondents were not significant, the level of knowledge and attitude was good, but the level of practice was average, and there was a significant influence of the common factors in the decision of the respondents to selfmedicate using Mefenamic Acid. Even with this level of KAP, it does not mean that self-medication has no bad effects however, it is still a good indication that the respondents have enough knowledge, upright attitude, and acceptable practices in self-medication for pain management.
Maria Teresa F. Mateo
Adalin, N. S.,
Alcazar, P. B.,
Aquino, C. D.,
Aure, R. C.,
Baria, N. T.,
Bebe, A. V.,
Bergado, A. A.
Assessment of the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of self-medication using mefenamic acid for pain management among the working population in Poblacion, Muntinlupa City.
Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science.
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