Volume 10, Issue 1 (4-2013)                   J Res Dev Nurs Midw 2013, 10(1): 92-98 | Back to browse issues page

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Hemmati Maslakpak M, Ghaneie R, Baghi V. Self-Medication in Pregnant Women . J Res Dev Nurs Midw. 2013; 10 (1) :92-98
URL: http://nmj.goums.ac.ir/article-1-325-en.html
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  Background and Objective: Self-medication is one of the health predicaments, especially among pregnant women due to the risk of fetal abnormalities caused by drugs. we consider it necessary to study self - medication status in pregnant women referring to health centers in Saghez city, Iran.

  Material and Methods: This cross- sectional study was carried out in 2011. The subjects (N= 116) selected via convenience sampling were the pregnant women referring to health centers in Saghez city. The data collected by a questionnaire and interview was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics.

  Results: The results indicate that 27.6% have the behavior of self- medication. The most common reason for self- medication mentioned by 47.4% is “it (medical problem) is so little considering” . Using Chi-square, there is no significant correlation between self-medication and variables such as insurance status , educational level and career status .

  Conclusion : Due to the high expenses of drugs and the side effects of over the counter­, esp. for pregnant period, which may cause abnormality, measures should be taken to educate mothers and prevent from this unsafe behavior.


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