In relation to this the study of Ketis et al 2011 aims to determine the

In relation to this the study of ketis et al 2011

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hypothesis. In relation to this, the study of Ketis et al (2011) aims to determine the incidence of self-medication the effect of gender on self-medication patterns. For the average of the total result of the respondents with regards to the extent of their usage of self-medication in terms of their highest educational attainment is 2.26. This gained a result of F-value of 0.80 and a p-value of 0.5331, which means that it failed to reject the null hypothesis, and there is no significant difference between responses of respondents in terms of highest educational attainment and the extent of their use of self-medication. 43
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Furthermore, the study of Santakke (2011)’s main purpose is comparing and evaluating the pattern of self-medication in first and third year medical students and to evaluate whether medical training results in any change in the self medication pattern. 4. Effects of Self-Medication Practices to the Citizens of Bauan Table 4.6 Effects of self-medication practices to the respondents Statements Weighted Verbal Rank Mean Interpretation Worsen the health condition 1.38 Rarely 7 Inappropriatte dosage or use of 1.22 Rarely 11 medicine Increases pain 1.3 Rarely 9 Negatively affect the mindset 1.32 Rarely 8 Became addicted and worsen 1.28 Rarely 10 the situation Helps in financial management 2.32 Sometimes 6 Saves time 2.46 Sometimes 5 Increases access and 2.52 Usually 4 knowledge about medicine Provides pain relief in a more 2.8 Usually 2 accessible way Awareness of the condition 2.78 Usually 3 Improves health condition 2.96 Usually 1 44
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Table 4.6 shows the results on the survey about the effects of self-medication to the citizens of Bauan. The results implies that the practice of self-medication usually improves the overall health condition of the respondents, ranking 1st with a weighted mean of 2.96. Self-medication also provides pain relief in a more accessible way ranking 2nd with a weighted mean of 2.8. It usually raises the awareness of the respondents regarding their health condition, ranking 3rd with a weighted mean of 2.78. Next effect is that it usually increase the access and knowledge of the respondent about the medicine they are taking ranking 4th having a weighted mean of 2.52. Self-medication sometimes saves time, ranking 5th with a weighted mean of 2.46. It also helps sometimes in financial management ranking 6th place, having a weighted mean of 2.32. Another effects of self-medication which rarely happens is worsening the health condition of the respondents, ranking 7th with a weighted mean of 1.38. It rarely affects the mindset in a negative way ranking 8th with a weighted mean of 1.32. Next effect is that it rarely increases the pain ranking 9th with a weighted mean of 1.3. Next effect is that is rarely turns the respondents addicted to the medicine that may lead to worsening their conditions ranking 10th with a weighted mean of 1.28.
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