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Title: Household survey of treatment of malaria in Hajjah, Yemen
Authors: Abdo Rabbo, A.
Issue Date: 2003
Language: English
Abstract: The practice of self-medication is widespread in the Republic of Yemen. The objectives of this study were to describe the treatment of malaria in households and to promote rational treatment. We surveyed 201 households with family members suffering from malaria or being treated with antimalarials. Numbers of prescribed and non-prescribed drugs were recorded and treatment rationality assessed. Common patterns of irrational treatment of malaria were observed. Polypharmacy was common, with an average of 3.8 total drugs and 1.3 antimalarials found per encounter. Misused and over use of injectables antimalarials was common. People practised self-medication because of belief, experience, lack of confidence in health services and cost of treatment. Most had no knowledge concerning possible risks of antimalarials
Description: 600-606
Keywords: Attitude to Health
Developing Countries
Drug Costs
Endemic Diseases
Health Care Surveys
Patient Education
Quality of Health Care
Self Medication
Subject: Antimalarials
ISSN: 1020-3397
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