Self medication or self care: implication for primary health care strategies.

  title={Self medication or self care: implication for primary health care strategies.},
  author={Steven Haider and Inayat Hussain Thaver},
  journal={JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association},
  volume={45 11},
To determine the frequency of self-medication, a cross-sectional study was conducted in a Karachi district by selecting households through systematic random sampling. Health seeking behaviour for childhood illnesses and assessment of the magnitude and reasons for self-medication were done by interviewing mothers/caretakers. Five hundred households were visited, of which 158 fulfilled the criteria of having one sick child in the previous month. Medication without prescription was given to 51.3… CONTINUE READING
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