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IJCRR. 2013; 5(1): 36-43


SELF-MEDICATION PATTERN AND ITS COMPARISON AMONGST MEDICAL AND NON-MEDICAL COLLEGE STUDENTS OF UDAIPUR, INDIA

Meena Atray, Rupin Kumar.

Abstract
Purpose of Study: This study envisages highlighting the main ailments for which college students use self-medication and to compare and contrast significant differences in the pattern of drug use between two study groups- Undergraduate Medical and Non-Medical students of the city of Udaipur, India
Methods: Self-administered, pretested, close-ended, semi-structured questionnaire was used to collect data, and to analyze the pattern from 320 Medical and 320 Non-Medical students.
Results: More Non-Medical (30%) students used media as their source of information (p

Key words: Self medication, Medical students, Non-medical students



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