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Self-medication with antimalarial drugs in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Trop Geogr Med. 1995; 47(1):32-4.TG

Abstract

A hospital-based cross-sectional study was conducted in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, using a questionnaire to assess the extent of self-medication with antimalarial drugs and malaria treatment-seeking behaviour among patients attending out-patient treatment at Mnazi mmoja dispensary. It was found that 15.3% of respondents admitted to having ever used malaria chemoprophylaxis while 8.0% reported to be current users of chemoprophylaxis. Among the current users of malaria chemoprophylaxis, some reported having used quinine and Fansidar. While 71.7% reported having treated themselves with home-kept antimalarial drugs for a suspected malaria fever, 14.7% consulted traditional healers. The data suggest the need for increasing public awareness on malaria and appropriate use of antimalarial drugs.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

7747329

Citation

Mnyika, K S., et al. "Self-medication With Antimalarial Drugs in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania." Tropical and Geographical Medicine, vol. 47, no. 1, 1995, pp. 32-4.
Mnyika KS, Killewo JZ, Kabalimu TK. Self-medication with antimalarial drugs in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Trop Geogr Med. 1995;47(1):32-4.
Mnyika, K. S., Killewo, J. Z., & Kabalimu, T. K. (1995). Self-medication with antimalarial drugs in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Tropical and Geographical Medicine, 47(1), 32-4.
Mnyika KS, Killewo JZ, Kabalimu TK. Self-medication With Antimalarial Drugs in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Trop Geogr Med. 1995;47(1):32-4. PubMed PMID: 7747329.
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