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dc.contributor.CRUESPUniversidade Estadual de Campinaspt_BR
dc.typeArtigo de periódicopt_BR
dc.titleSelf-medication in the elderly population of Campinas, Sao Paulo State, Brazil: prevalence and associated factorspt_BR
dc.contributor.authorde Oliveira, MApt_BR
dc.contributor.authorFrancisco, PMSBpt_BR
dc.contributor.authorCosta, KSpt_BR
dc.contributor.authorBarros, MBDpt_BR
unicamp.authorde Oliveira, Marcelo Antunes Stolses Bergamo Francisco, Priscila Maria Costa, Karen Sarmento de Azevedo Barros, Marilisa Berti Univ Estadual Campinas, Fac Ciencias Med, BR-13083877 Campinas, SP, Brazilpt_BR
unicamp.authorCosta, Karen Sarmento Minist Saude, Secretaria Ciencia Tecnol & Insumos Estrateag, Brasilia, DF, Brazilpt_BR
dc.subjectDrug Utilizationpt_BR
dc.subjectHelath of the Elderlypt_BR
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and causative factors associated with self-medication in the elderly and identify the main drugs consumed without prescription. A cross-sectional population-based study with stratified clustered two-stage sampling was performed in Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2008 and 2009. Of the 1,515 elderly studied, 80.4% reported using at least one drug during the three days preceding the survey. Of these, 91.1% reported the use of prescription drugs only and the remainder (8.9%) reported simultaneous use of prescribed and non prescribed drugs. After adjustment, a negative association between age >= 80 years, hypertension, chronic diseases, use of health services, dental consultations and adherence to a medical plan, and self-medication was found, whereas a positive association was found with per capita income. Dipyrone, acetylsalicylic acid, diclofenac, Ginkgo biloba, paracetamol and homeopathic medicines were among the most used non-prescribed drugs. Pharmaceutical assistance should be provided as a priority to the elderly, to avoid the misuse of medicines and ensure access to the correct
dc.relation.ispartofCadernos De Saude Publicapt_BR
dc.relation.ispartofabbreviationCad. Saude Publicapt_BR
dc.publisher.cityRio De Janieropt_BR
dc.publisherCadernos Saude Publicapt_BR
dc.identifier.citationCadernos De Saude Publica. Cadernos Saude Publica, v. 28, n. 2, n. 335, n. 345, 2012.pt_BR
dc.sourceWeb of Sciencept_BR
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