Self-Medication Perception And Practice Among Pregnant Women In Wa Municipality

ABSTRACT Background: There is increasing concern about self-medication during pregnancy in many low resource countries. Notwithstanding its adverse impact on pregnancy, in Wa municipality, pregnant women still engaged in the practice of self-medication. The aim of this study was to investigate the perception and practice of self-medication among pregnant women in Wa Municipality. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 3 health centers of Wa Municipality from May to June 2017. Simple random sampling and purposive sampling methods was used to select 367 pregnant women and the health facilities respectively. Basic descriptive statistics was performed and results presented in frequencies and percentages using tables. Simple Logistic regression and multiple logistics regression analysis were performed to determine if there was any association and strength of association between self-medication and the independents variables. Results: The prevalence rate of self-medication was (74.1%). The mean age is 28±4.9 years. Majority of the respondents (68.9%) were aged between 25-34 years. Most of the respondents have no formal education 45.5%, and 45.5% were Self-employed. The main factors associated with self-medication after multiple logistic regression were perceived illness as minor (COR=4.1 95% CI 2.49-6.69, p>0.001), easy accesses to non-prescribed medication (COR=10 95% CI 1.788-16.399, P

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APA

SINA, A (2021). Self-Medication Perception And Practice Among Pregnant Women In Wa Municipality. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/self-medication-perception-and-practice-among-pregnant-women-in-wa-municipality

MLA 8th

SINA, ADAMA "Self-Medication Perception And Practice Among Pregnant Women In Wa Municipality" Afribary. Afribary, 07 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/self-medication-perception-and-practice-among-pregnant-women-in-wa-municipality. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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SINA, ADAMA . "Self-Medication Perception And Practice Among Pregnant Women In Wa Municipality". Afribary, Afribary, 07 Apr. 2021. Web. 21 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/self-medication-perception-and-practice-among-pregnant-women-in-wa-municipality >.

Chicago

SINA, ADAMA . "Self-Medication Perception And Practice Among Pregnant Women In Wa Municipality" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 21, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/self-medication-perception-and-practice-among-pregnant-women-in-wa-municipality