Self-medication with antibiotics in family practice in patients and parents
; Department for Infectious Diseases, Cantonal Hospital „Dr. Safet Mujić”, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
; Department for Family Medicine, Health Centre Mostar, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
APA 6th Edition Redžić, L. & Zalihić, A. (2018). Samomedikacija antibioticima među pacijentima. Infektološki glasnik, 38 (3), 69-73. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/226988
MLA 8th Edition Redžić, Leonora and Amra Zalihić. "Samomedikacija antibioticima među pacijentima." Infektološki glasnik, vol. 38, no. 3, 2018, pp. 69-73. https://hrcak.srce.hr/226988. Accessed 26 Jan. 2020.
Chicago 17th Edition Redžić, Leonora and Amra Zalihić. "Samomedikacija antibioticima među pacijentima." Infektološki glasnik 38, no. 3 (2018): 69-73. https://hrcak.srce.hr/226988
Harvard Redžić, L., and Zalihić, A. (2018). 'Samomedikacija antibioticima među pacijentima', Infektološki glasnik, 38(3), pp. 69-73. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/226988 (Accessed 26 January 2020)
Vancouver Redžić L, Zalihić A. Samomedikacija antibioticima među pacijentima. Infektološki glasnik [Internet]. 2018 [cited 2020 January 26];38(3):69-73. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/226988
IEEE L. Redžić and A. Zalihić, "Samomedikacija antibioticima među pacijentima", Infektološki glasnik, vol.38, no. 3, pp. 69-73, 2018. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/226988. [Accessed: 26 January 2020]
Abstracts Self-medication with antibiotics includes taking antibiotics without a prescription. Despite concerns, this practice is still seen worldwide. The aim of this study was to determine whether self-medication with antibiotics was possible in family practice patients and parents. A validated self-administered questionnaire was used to collect the data. The data were collected during April 2016. This cross-sectional survey was conducted in the Primary Care Centre, among patients and parents off the underage patients. Total 7% of parents and 25% of patients responded that they bought an antibiotic without a prescription. The most common reasons for buying medications without a prescription were that the antibiotic helped them the last time when they had similar symptoms. The parents had higher odds to take antibiotics without an prescription. Also women had higher odds to take antibiotics without a prescription. Respondents with lower educational status had lower risk for self-medication than the respondents with higher educational status. Respondents with lower family income were at lower risk for self-medication than the respondents with higher income.