Volume : VII, Issue : VI, June - 2017

Prevalence and pattern of self medication amongst urban slum dwellers of Jorhat town of Assam.

Amarjit Borgohain, Anoop Dev, Pranjal Tamuli

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 Self medication is the issue of interest of researcher as the practice has advantage as well as disadvantage in general population. Objective : to assess the prevalence and pattern of self medication of slum dweller of Jorhat town. Materials & Method:– 148 slum dwellers were interviewed by using pre–tested pre–designed questioner. Result– prevalence of self medication found to be 79.1% (35.8% in female & 43.3% in male).70.3% practice self medication for adult  and only 1.4%  for children. Majority of study subject practice self medication for management of fever, cough and pain. Most of the respondent found use allopathic medicine for self medication and 65.5% of study subject has safe place for storing medicine. Main sources of collected information about drugs for self medication were chemist, neighbour and friends respectively. 86.5% respondent check expiry date of medicine.

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Amarjit Borgohain, Anoop Dev, Pranjal Tamuli, Prevalence and pattern of self medication amongst urban slum dwellers of Jorhat town of Assam., INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH : Volume‾7 | Issue‾6 | June‾2017


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