Exploring the Knowledge, Attitude and Practices towards Use of Unprescribed Drugs among Adults of a Selected City of Somaliland

Farah, Salman Mohamed and Chowdhury, A. B. M. Alauddin and Hossain, Kamrul and Mohammadnezhad, Masoud and Kabir, Russell (2018) Exploring the Knowledge, Attitude and Practices towards Use of Unprescribed Drugs among Adults of a Selected City of Somaliland. Journal of Advances in Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 19 (1). ISSN 2394-1111

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.9734/JAMPS/2018/45725

Abstract

Background: The emergence and spread of resistance related to the irrational use of antibiotics is a major global public health problem. The aim of this study was to assess Knowledge, Attitude and Practices towards use of unprescribed drugs among adults in a selected city of Somaliland. Methods: This study used cross-sectional survey and data was collected through semi-structured questionnaire. A purposive sampling of 400 individuals was obtained; Slovene’s Formula was used to calculate the sample size & Data was analysed by using SSPS v.20 and Ms Excel. Results: It is found that 64.3% of the respondents used any form of medicine without a medical practitioner's prescription. It is found that there is a significant association between respondent's level of knowledge and practice of unprescribed drug use. Conclusion: The conclusion is that it is important to formulate policies and strategies for drug distribution and sales aimed for controlling the public use of unprescribed drugs.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Knowledge, attitude and practice, antibiotics, unprescribed drugs, adults, Somaliland
Faculty: Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine & Social Care
Depositing User: Lisa Blanshard
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2019 11:23
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2019 16:08
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/704864

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