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Data on self-medication among healthcare students at Najran University, KSA



Siraj DAA Khan*, Musleh Al-Garni, Faisal Ali Alalhareth, Abdulellah Abdulslam Al Touk, Hamoud Abdullah Al-Ajmi, Saeed Ali Alyami, Hamzah Hamed Alalyani



Department of Preventive Dental Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, Najran University, KSA;



Corresponding author - Siraj DAA Khan - E-mailsdkhan@nu.edu.sa


Article Type

Research Article



Received May 1, 2021; Revised May 29, 2021; Accepted May 29, 2021, Published May 31, 2021



The prevalence of self-medication (SM) has increased in health professionals due to awareness of disease and symptoms. Incorrect use of medication caused harmful effects. To assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of health professionals, this survey was conducted. A cross-sectional study was carried out among health professionals of different specialities. Knowledge, attitude and practice-based questions were asked through an electronically distributed questionnaire. Data were statistically tested using the Chi-square test with SPSS. Most of the health professionals were aware with the term of self-medication; however the knowledge about related questions was not satisfactory. Almost half of the participants practiced self-medication. The prevalence of self-medication among participants was high. They need to be trained and educate about the incorrect use of self-medication.



Data, self-medication, healthcare, students



Khan et al. Bioinformation 17(5): 599-607 (2021)


Edited by

P Kangueane






Biomedical Informatics



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