Perception of Self Medication Style and Related Logistics of Rural Peoples in Bangladesh
This is a descriptive type study based on data collected from two hundred respondents from a village of Mirsharai sub district of Chittagong district, Bangladesh. Selection of the sites and number of respondents were done purposively. Data were collected with the help of pre structured questionnaire. Frequency and percentage were tools for analyses. The study presented that 94.5% of the respondents practiced self medication at least once in life which was more common among the illiterate (32.5%) and people from age group of 30-40 years (33.5%). The study proved that literacy and socio-economic status has great influence on idea of self medication as illiterate and lower middle class people practiced it mostly by their own idea. It is found that modern medical treatment is the most popular (81%) for self medication among the respondents. Besides, many mixed outcomes are visible from the study. But the one thing has been proven that self medication is being practiced widely presently in the rural community especially among the illiterate and lower class people and the people are still unaware about the hazards of self medication. It seems to be appearing as a great problem of Bangladesh day by day.
Self Medication, Logistics Support, Rural People, Bangladesh
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