Survey of ototopical self medication among patients attending ENT and family medicine departments in a Nigerian hospital.

@article{Afolabi2011SurveyOO,
  title={Survey of ototopical self medication among patients attending ENT and family medicine departments in a Nigerian hospital.},
  author={Olushola Abdulrahman Afolabi and Bolorunduro F Ehalaiye and Joseph Olusesan Fadare and Aolat B Abdur-Rahman and Doris N Ehalaiye},
  journal={The European journal of general practice},
  year={2011},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={167-70}
}
BACKGROUND Ototopical self-medication is a common practice in Nigeria. OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to establish the proportion of patients with otological problems that practice ototopical self-medication. METHODS A 12-week cross-sectional study of all the new patients attending the general outpatient (also called family medicine (FM)) and ear, nose and throat (ENT) departments of a Nigerian specialist hospital was carried out. A semi-structured questionnaire was used to obtain… CONTINUE READING
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