Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorPons, Emilia da Silvapt_BR
dc.contributor.authorKnauth, Daniela Rivapt_BR
dc.contributor.authorVigo, Álvaropt_BR
dc.contributor.authorNational Survey on Access, Use and Promotion of Rational Use of Medicines Research Grouppt_BR
dc.contributor.authorMengue, Sotero Serratept_BR
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-27T03:12:25Zpt_BR
dc.date.issued2017pt_BR
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203pt_BR
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10183/184038pt_BR
dc.description.abstractObjective To understand the predisposing factors that lead to the practice of self-medication and the factors associated with the use of medicines via self-medication in the adult population of Brazil. Methods The analyzed data are part of the National Survey on Access, Use and Promotion of Rational Use of Medicines (PNAUM), a survey whose population consisted of individual residents permanently domiciled in urban areas in Brazil. In this work, the data references the 31 573 respondents aged 20 or higher (76.2% of the final PNAUM sample). Poisson regression models with robust variance were used for estimating the independent effect of each variable with medicine use via self-medication. Results Of the interviewees, 73.6% stated they had used some medication without medical recommendation if they had previously used the same product; 73.8% stated they had used nonprescribed medicine when the medicine was already present at home; and 35.5% stated they had used some non-prescribed medication when they knew someone who had already taken the same medication. The prevalence of self-medication was 18.3%. The variables associated with the highest probability of using medicine via self-medication were: geographic region within Brazil, gender, age group, per capita income, self-assessment of health, self-reported use of previously used non-prescribed medication, and self-reported use of non-prescribed medication when that medication was already present at home. Conclusions The use of medicines via self-medication in Brazil is relatively frequent and influenced by previous experience and familiarity with the medications, and is more common among women and individuals with low self-assessment of health.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfpt_BR
dc.language.isoengpt_BR
dc.relation.ispartofPLoS ONE. San Francisco. Vol. 8, no. 2 (Dec. 2017), e0189098, 12 p.pt_BR
dc.rightsOpen Accessen
dc.subjectPopulação urbanapt_BR
dc.subjectAutomedicaçãopt_BR
dc.subjectAdultopt_BR
dc.subjectBrasilpt_BR
dc.titlePredisposing factors to the practice of self-medication in Brazil : results from the National Survey on Access, Use and Promotion of Rational Use of Medicines (PNAUM)pt_BR
dc.typeArtigo de periódicopt_BR
dc.identifier.nrb001078484pt_BR
dc.type.originEstrangeiropt_BR


Files in this item

Thumbnail
   

This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License

Show simple item record