Help-seeking behavior and self-medication of a population in an urban area in Turkey: cross sectional study.

@article{Hayran2000HelpseekingBA,
  title={Help-seeking behavior and self-medication of a population in an urban area in Turkey: cross sectional study.},
  author={Osman Hayran and Melda Karavuş and S Aksayan},
  journal={Croatian medical journal},
  year={2000},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={327-32}
}
AIM To define help-seeking behavior and self-medication among people with different symptoms and complaints in an industrialized urban area of Turkey. METHODS This cross-sectional study was carried out in the city center of Kocaeli province, Western Turkey, in October-November 1998. To research help-seeking behavior in respect of secondary prevention and curative practices, we randomly selected households (N=812), interviewed the household members at their home, and recorded the reasons for… CONTINUE READING