KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE TOWARDS DISCARDING UNWANTED HOUSEHOLD MEDICINES AMONG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN WESTERN REGION, KSA

Abdullah, Qasem and AlHaddad, Mahmoud and ALMatani, Mohammed F and ALRashed, Amjad and AlKherish, Omar and ALMarri, Khaled (2014) KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE TOWARDS DISCARDING UNWANTED HOUSEHOLD MEDICINES AMONG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN WESTERN REGION, KSA. International journal of pharmacy, 4. pp. 14-21. ISSN 2249-1848

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Abstract|ملخص البحث

Impropriate disposal of medicines can lead to increase security, health and environmental risks. In this study, we evaluated the awareness and pattern of practice regarding drug disposal among university students in the Western Region of Saudi Arabia. A Cross-sectional research design using convenience sampling technique was used in this study. 1446 respondents successfully responded to this study.More than Three quarter (76.9%) of which have had the experience of discarding drugs. Discarding unwanted medicines via household waste baskets was the most popular method followed by disposing drugs via drainage. Only a quarter of respondents have previously received information about how to dispose medicines. Drug dosage form and amount of drug were important factors.Low awareness level of respondents and the lack of systems instructing the re-collection of unwanted household medicines may be the main reasons linked to theirrational method of drug disposal. Not failing the importance of awareness programs, introducing such drug-disposal systems would improve the outcomes.

Item Type|تصنيف النتاج العلمي: Article| منشور علمي
Subjects | مجال موضوع النشر: Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacist
Pharmacy
Divisions | الكلية: College of Pharmacy > Pharmacy
Depositing User: Ù�ح Ø¢Ù�
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2017 16:18
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2017 16:18
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/1804

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