HCBE Faculty Articles

Title

Medication and Self-Deterioration: Self-Medication and its Impacts on University Students

Document Type

Article

Date

1-1-2013

Publication Title

Asian Journal of Empirical Research

ISSN or ISBN

2224-4425

Volume

3

Issue

6

First Page

738

Last Page

751

Description

This study investigates into various medicines, which are commonly used without consulting medical experts and their physiological and psychological complications on the users. In a cross-sectional study; the researchers selected four (04) universities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan through convenience sampling using survey through questionnaire from the students of social sciences. Descriptive approach is adapted with the help of SPSS for analysis in the form of percentage while the chi-square along-with correlation is applied for testing the assumptions. The study explores that a number of drugs are constantly used without prescription that adversely affect the users’ physiology and psychology. In order to overcome its adverse effects; proper health education and mass media can play a pivotal role.

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