A study to assess the knowledge of nursing students regarding adverse effects of self medication in selected nursing institutions at Mysuru.
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Background of The Study
Self medication is the human behaviour in which an individual uses a substances influence to self administer medication for physical or psychological ailments. Self medication is an important health issue especially in developing countries in India.
1. To assess the knowledge of Nursing students regarding adverse effects of self medication. 2. To find out the association between knowledge of nursing students regarding adverse effects of self medication with their selected personal variables.
Study was descriptive in nature and sample size was 60 Nursing students. Non probability convenience sampling technique was used to select the samples. The data collection was done by administering structured knowledge questionnaire regarding adverse effects of self medication among nursing students. Data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics.
The study finding revealed that the majority 35 (58.4%) of Nursing students had average knowledge, 22 (36.6%) had poor knowledge and only 3 (5%) had good knowledge regarding adverse effects of self medication. The mean knowledge score regarding adverse effects of self medication is 7.5 with the SD of ± 1.4 ranged from 3–17. The findings also showed that, there is a significant association between level of knowledge with variables such as religion and previous source of information.
The following conclusion was drawn on the basis of the findings of the study. This study shows that there was average knowledge regarding adverse effects of self medication among Nursing students. So it is recommended that there is a need for conducting awareness programme among Nursing students regarding adverse effects of self medication.
Nursing students and Adverse effect of self medication.