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Prevalence and Reasons of Self-Medication in Pregnant Women: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

(2018) Prevalence and Reasons of Self-Medication in Pregnant Women: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. International journal of community based nursing and midwifery. pp. 272-284. ISSN 2322-2476 (Print) 2322-2476 (Linking)

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Official URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30465000

Abstract

Background: Given the importance of having valid information about the prevalence and reasons of self-medication among pregnant women for preventing self-medication during this period, this study aimed to systematically review and perform a meta-analysis on the prevalence and reasons of self-medication during pregnancy. Methods: This systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted in 2018 to estimate the overall self-medication prevalence based on the database sources PubMed, Scopus, Google Scholar, MagIran, IranMedex and SID. Required data were collected using keywords: medication, self-medication, over-the-counter, non-prescription, prevalence, etiology, and occurrence and pregnant. Descriptive and cross-sectional studies in English and Persian languages were included. There was no time limitation for search. R software was applied for meta-analysis. Random-effects model was applied to estimate the self-medication prevalence with 95 confidence interval. Q statistics and I2 were used to measure the heterogeneity. Results: Out of 490 retrieved articles, finally 13 studies were included in meta-analysis, 6 studies of which reported the cause of self-medication. The overall estimated prevalence of self-medication based on the random effect model was 32 (95 CI, 22 - 44). The most important reasons of self-medication were previous experience of the disease. The most important group of disease in which patients self-medicated was anemia. Also, the most important group of medication was herbal. Conclusion: The results of this study showed that the prevalence of self-medication among pregnant women was relatively high and required effective interventions to reduce and prevent self-medication among this group. Providing required information and raising awareness about complications resulting from self-medication, in particular herbal medicines and dietary supplements, should be taken into account.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Pregnant Prevalence Self-medication Meta-Analysis
Subjects: WP Gynecology and Obstetrics > WP 650-660 Therapy
WQ Obstetrics > WQ 200-212 Reproduction. Pregnancy
Divisions: Education Vice-Chancellor Department > Faculty of Medicine > Departments of Clinical Sciences > Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Page Range: pp. 272-284
Journal or Publication Title: International journal of community based nursing and midwifery
Journal Index: Pubmed
Volume: 6
Number: 4
ISSN: 2322-2476 (Print) 2322-2476 (Linking)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.dums.ac.ir/id/eprint/372

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