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    標題: Inappropriate self-medication among adolescents and its association with lower medication literacy and substance use
    作者: Lee, Chun-Hsien
    Chang, Fong-Ching
    Hsu, Sheng-Der
    Chi, Hsueh-Yun
    Huang, Li-Jung
    Yeh, Ming-Kung
    貢獻者: Natl Taiwan Normal Univ, Dept Hlth Promot & Hlth Educ
    Triserv Gen Hosp,Natl Def Med Ctr, Dept Pharm Practice
    Triserv Gen Hosp,Natl Def Med Ctr, Div Gen Surg, Dept Surg
    Kainan Univ, Dept Hlth Developing & Mkt
    Chia Nan Univ Pharm & Sci
    Minist Hlth & Welf
    關鍵字: High-School-Students
    Of-The-Literature
    Health-Literacy
    Medicine Use
    Risk Behavior
    Prescription Medications
    Drug-Use
    Population
    Children
    Taiwan
    日期: 2017-12-14
    上傳時間: 2018-11-30 15:56:07 (UTC+8)
    出版者: Public Library Science
    摘要: Background While self-medication is common, inappropriate self-medication has potential risks. This study assesses inappropriate self-medication among adolescents and examines the relationships among medication literacy, substance use, and inappropriate selfmedication. Method In 2016, a national representative sample of 6,226 students from 99 primary, middle, and high schools completed an online self-administered questionnaire. Multiple logistic regression analysis was used to examine factors related to inappropriate self-medication. Results The prevalence of self-medication in the past year among the adolescents surveyed was 45.8%, and the most frequently reported drugs for self-medication included nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or pain relievers (prevalence = 31.1%), cold or cough medicines (prevalence = 21.6%), analgesics (prevalence = 19.3%), and antacids (prevalence = 17.3%). Of the participants who practiced self-medication, the prevalence of inappropriate self-medication behaviors included not reading drug labels or instructions (10.1%), using excessive dosages (21.6%), and using prescription and nonprescription medicine simultaneously without advice from a health provider (polypharmacy) (30.3%). The results of multiple logistic regression analysis showed that after controlling for school level, gender, and chronic diseases, the participants with lower medication knowledge, lower self-efficacy, lower medication literacy, and who consumed tobacco or alcohol were more likely to engage in inappropriate self-medication. Conclusion Lower medication literacy and substance use were associated with inappropriate self-medication among adolescents.
    關聯: Plos One, v.12, n.12, e0189199
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