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Luis Felipe Echeverri-Cataño ; Manuel José Londoño-Builes ; Paula Andrea Moreno-Gutiérrez ; Sergio Andrés Ochoa-Orozco ; Joaquín Octavio Ruiz-Villa ;Biomédica 2014, 34 4

Author: Jorge E. Machado-Alba

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Biomédica ISSN: 0120-4157 biomedica@ins.gov.co Instituto Nacional de Salud Colombia Machado-Alba, Jorge E.; Echeverri-Cataño, Luis Felipe; Londoño-Builes, Manuel José; MorenoGutiérrez, Paula Andrea; Ochoa-Orozco, Sergio Andrés; Ruiz-Villa, Joaquín Octavio Social, cultural and economic factors associated with self-medication Biomédica, vol.
34, núm.
4, diciembre, 2014, pp.
580-588 Instituto Nacional de Salud Bogotá, Colombia Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=84332531011 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Biomédica 2014;34:580-8 Machado-Alba JE, Echeverri-Cataño LF, Londoño-Builes MJ, et al. doi: http:--dx.doi.org-10.7705-biomedica.v34i4.2229 Biomédica 2014;34:580-8 ARTÍCULO ORIGINAL Social, cultural and economic factors associated with self-medication Jorge E.
Machado-Alba1,2, Luis Felipe Echeverri-Cataño1,2, Manuel José Londoño-Builes1,2, Paula Andrea Moreno-Gutiérrez1,2, Sergio Andrés Ochoa-Orozco1, Joaquín Octavio Ruiz-Villa1 Grupo de Investigación en Farmacoepidemiología y Farmacovigilancia, Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira, Pereira, Colombia Audifarma, S.A., Pereira, Colombia 1 2 Introduction: Self-medication is an increasingly frequent phenomenon worldwide; some studies suggest that there is a relationship with socio-economic and cultural factors. Objective: To determine the prevalence of self-medication and its related factors in a Colombian city. Materials and methods: Cross-sectional descriptive study, in Pereira, Colombia.
We selected 414 adults using simple randomization sampling with houses used as the observational unit.
The IRIS-AM instrument was used to collect the information required. Results: Four hundred and fourteen (414) people we...





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