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Associated factors to self-medication with drugs related to COVID-19 in health science students from a peruvian city

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  • Armando Miñan-Tapia Universidad Privada de Tacna https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0104-780X
  • Aram Conde-Escobar 1 Universidad Privada de Tacna - Escuela Profesional de Medicina Humana – Tacna – Perú. 2 Centro de Investigación de Estudiantes de Medicina – Tacna – Perú. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4163-3958
  • Dereck Calderon-Arce 1 Universidad Privada de Tacna - Escuela Profesional de Medicina Humana – Tacna – Perú. 2 Centro de Investigación de Estudiantes de Medicina – Tacna – Perú. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5389-1623
  • Dalia Cáceres-Olazo 1 Universidad Privada de Tacna - Escuela Profesional de Medicina Humana – Tacna – Perú. 2 Centro de Investigación de Estudiantes de Medicina – Tacna – Perú. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6986-3758
  • Alexandra Johanna Peña-Rios 1 Universidad Privada de Tacna - Escuela Profesional de Medicina Humana – Tacna – Perú. 2 Centro de Investigación de Estudiantes de Medicina – Tacna – Perú. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7848-9817
  • Roberto Carlos Donoso-Romero 1 Universidad Privada de Tacna - Escuela Profesional de Medicina Humana – Tacna – Perú. 2 Centro de Investigación de Estudiantes de Medicina – Tacna – Perú. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3474-182X

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.1225

Keywords:

Self-medication, Medical Students, COVID-19

Abstract

Objectives: To determine the factors associated with self-medication with drugs related to COVID-19 in health sciences students. Materials and methods: Observational, analytical, cross-sectional study in students of the health sciences of Tacna-Peru. Through a virtual survey, socio-educational variables, practices, self-medication characteristics and exposure to COVID-19 were recognized. The result was self-medication in the last 3 months with at least 1 in 14 drugs. The prevalence ratios were calculated using generalized linear models. Results: Of the 718 students, 51.3% live on self-medication. 62.2% self-medicated because they presented the highest number of respiratory symptoms and the drugs used more antipyretics, analgesics and corticosteroids. Students with a sentimental partner (PR: 1.33; 95% CI: 1.16-1.53), from a private university (PR: 1.36; 95% CI: 1.10- 1.69), that the priests in his family have a picnic a few times (PR: 2.34, 95% CI: 1.58-3.47) and in which a program sized for COVID-19 (PR : 1.47, 95% CI: 1.14-1.89). Conclusion: We found a high prevalence of self-medication. Most of them have self-medication that has a sentimental partner, from a private university, that their priests or relatives are on selfpicnic and that they have a size problem due to COVID-19, which they could use to promote the rational use of medications.

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Posted

2020-09-21

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Health Sciences