SELF-MEDICATION: A SURVEYOF PRESCRIPTION DRUG USE AND COUNSELLING INTERVENTION STRATEGIES

Journal of Applied Sciences and Development [JASD]

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Title SELF-MEDICATION: A SURVEYOF PRESCRIPTION DRUG USE AND COUNSELLING INTERVENTION STRATEGIES
 
Creator Anyanwu,, Joy I.
 
Description Self-medication has been of great concern to the general society. Peopleengage in a variety of drug taking behaviours on a daily basis. The studyinvestigated the incidence of self-medication among teachers in NsukkaEducation Zone made up of Nsukka, Udenu, Uzo-Uwani and IgboezeLocal Government Areas. The study adopted a descriptive design method,with a population that comprised all teachers in all the schools in theZone. A total of 300 teachers stratified into 150 males and 150 femaleswere randomly selected from all the schools. A questionnaire was used tocollect data on a four-point scale with strongly agree- 4, agree-3,disagree-2 and strongly disagree-1. Results showed that self-medicationis real among the teachers in Nsukka Education Zone and they mainlyself-medicate with anti malarial, cough and cold drugs. There issignificant gender difference in incidence of self-medication and drugsused. The study recommended the intervention by both the governmentand Guidance Counsellors to eradicate self-medication among teachers.
 
Publisher WELFARE AND INDUSTRIAL PROMOTIONS (WIPRO) INTERNATIONAL
 
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Date 2016-12-07
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://jasdevr.org/ej/index.php/jasd/article/view/8
 
Source Journal of Applied Sciences and Development (JASD); Vol 2, No 1 & 2 (2011)
2536-6939
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://jasdevr.org/ej/index.php/jasd/article/view/8/7
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2016 Journal of Applied Sciences and Development (JASD)
 

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