Reach Us +44 118 315 0749


Self-medication in Times of COVID-19 Pandemic in Medical Technology Students of the National University of May or San Marcos

Objectives: To explain how self-medication is in medical technology students of the national university of San Marcos in times of COVID-19 pandemic.

Materials and methods: Descriptive, cross sectional study, with a quantitative approach, in medical technology students from the national university of San Marcos. A virtual form was carried out where the variables of socio educational characteristics, level of knowledge about self-medication, practice of self-medication, influential factors and self-medication in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic were collected.

Results: Of the 226 students, 91.15% had self-medicated, with the female sex being the predominant. 56.6% self-medicated because the reason was not so serious. 60.6% of students had a family member or acquaintance who self-medicated to counteract or prevent COVID-19. Of the 97 students who claimed to have presented some symptom such as fever, nasal congestion, sore throat, dry cough, loss of taste or smell, 58.8% said they had self-medicated to counteract any of these symptoms.

Conclusions: A high prevalence of self-medication was found in students even in times of pandemic in both students and close relatives.

Author(s): Gonzales Apolinario, Nayeli Michelle Leon Dianderas*, Karla Valeria Jara La Rosa, Irina Lucienn Figueroa Santos, Sandra Geraldine Fonseca Gutierrez and Carlos Daniel

Abstract | Full-Text | PDF

Share This Article
17+ Million Readerbase
Recommended Conferences
Google Scholar citation report
Citations : 82

American Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics received 82 citations as per Google Scholar report

Abstracted/Indexed in
  • Google Scholar
  • Genamics JournalSeek
  • China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI)
  • CiteFactor
  • Directory of Research Journal Indexing (DRJI)
  • Jour Informatics
  • CiteSeerx
  • American Standards for Journals and Research (ASJR)
  • InfoBase Index
  • Secret Search Engine Labs
  • Euro Pub

View More »

Flyer image