Self-Medication Behavior

Journal of Midwifery and Nursing

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Title Self-Medication Behavior
Creator Sinulingga, Brigitta Olivia
Description In developing countries self-medication behavior is something that is very often found. This happens because self-medication behavior provides a cheaper and easier alternative for the community. Coupled with the ease in purchasing drugs. Self-medication is usually done to overcome complaints and minor illnesses that are often experienced by the community, such as fever, pain, dizziness, cough, influenza, stomach ulcers, intestinal worms, diarrhea, skin diseases and others. Self-medication behavior patterns have a higher prevalence in developing countries compared to developed countries. Based on the 2011 Susenas results, BPS noted that there were 66.82% of sick people in Indonesia who did self-medication. This phenomenon is very common in young people, especially students, and continues to increase along with media exposure and increased drug advertising. This poses a greater threat to the young population. To do self-medication correctly, people need to have clear and reliable information about the drugs they used. If self-medication is not done properly, there is the risk of another side effect due to improper drug use.
Publisher Institute Of Computer Science (IOCS)
Date 2020-04-01
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Source Journal of Midwifery and Nursing; Vol 2 No 2, April (2020): Health Science; 242-245
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Journal of Midwifery and Nursing

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