Self-medication is defined as obtaining and consuming drug(s) without the advice of healthcare professionals either for diagnosis, prescription or surveillance of the treatment. The practice of self-medication is becoming more common worldwide and currently plays a major role in self-care. Objectives: The objectives of our study were: (I) To determine the perception and level of awareness regarding OTC medications, among the general public in Malaysia and (II) to determine the effect of factors such as socio-demographics, personal health and family history of illness, on the practice, attitudes and awareness regarding OTC drugs, among the Malaysian population.
|Pages (from-to)||436 - 443|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medicine & Public Health|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|