Title

Knowledge, attitude, and factors affecting self-medication practices involving over-the-counter drugs and prescription drugs among marketing-advertising students of DLSU-D and nursing students of DLSHSI, SY 2015-2016

Date of Completion

2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Clinical Pharmacology

Keywords

Self-Medication, Nonprescription Drugs, Prescription Drugs

Abstract

This study was made to determine the knowledge, attitude, and factors affecting self-medication practices among Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major in Marketing & Advertising (BSBA Marketing-Advertising) of De La Salle University-Dasmarinas and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BS Nursing) students of De La Salle Health Sciences Institute, S.Y. 2015-2016. The study was a cross-sectional research which used self-administered questionnaires to collect data regarding the demographic profiles, knowledge, attitude, and the factors affecting the self-medication practices of the respondents chosen via clustered sampling. It was then found out that the most respondents self-medicate (88%), and most of them have self-medicated for three times (21.6%). The most common conditions that urged the respondents on self-medication, specifically the information regarding what medicine to use, include the opinions of family members (32.0%), previous physician's prescription (23.8%), and the respondent's own experience with regards to the drug (19.1%). It was also observed that the respondents self-medicate due to convenience (56.5%) and cost-saving tendencies (31.6%) and majority of the respondents believed that self-medication is an acceptable practice (68.1%).

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