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Study on Self-Medication and Self Diet-Management by Women of Indore City, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Home Science, Govt. Girlís PG College, Moti Tabela, Indore, MP, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 1, Issue (ISC-2011), Pages 354-356, (2012)

Abstract

Over the past two of three decades a large number of self-management interventions have been developed for a range of different illness. Three conditions which have placed particular emphasis on self medication and dietary management are overweight, GI disorders and diabetes. People donít know the disadvantages of self-medication and diet management. They donít take advice of doctor or dietician for their health problems. This research is has aimed to know the self medication and diet management practices of women. A statistically adequate sample of fifty women aged 30-50 years belonging to middle income group were selected from MIG area of Indore City. A questionnaire was formed and filled from them asking questions about their health seeking behavior. The subjects were divided into two groups, as per their age as 30-40 years and 40-50 years and compared for experimental characteristic using % and Chi test. Obtain in Results show that in both age groups more subjects are housewife (58% and 66%), have some health problem (62% and 76%) and higher age group has health problems and have different types of health problems. The highest nutritional problem are overweight, under weight and anemia in that in younger age group (52%) while older group has mostly metabolic problem (40%) and the difference is significant. Similarly more of the subject donít take medical advice from specialist (96% and 76%) and more of them donít go for the follow up checkups which is a significant difference. In younger group (80%) and in older group (56%) do not take doctorís advice which is significant difference. Similarly both groups of women donít take dietary advice from dietician (82% and 78%). So, these results show that self medication is s common practice which may cause health problems. Among the middle income group population.

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