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Prevalence of self-medication for skin diseases: a systematic review

Overview of attention for article published in Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia, July 2014
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Title
Prevalence of self-medication for skin diseases: a systematic review
Published in
Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia, July 2014
DOI 10.1590/abd1806-4841.20142872
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Mariane Corrêa-Fissmer, Mariana Gaspar Mendonça, Anesio Henrique Martins, Dayani Galato

Abstract

Self-medication is the selection and use of drugs without medical prescription, to treat diseases or for symptomatic relief. This article is a systematic review on self-medication in skin diseases. A search was conducted on Virtual Health Library and PubMed databases using predetermined descriptors. Two researchers performed the article selection process independently, with the degree of inter-observer agreement measured by the kappa index. The prevalence of self-medication ranged from 6.0 to 45.0%. Topical corticosteroids were the most commonly used therapeutic strategies for self-medication, as found in the reviewed articles. This study revealed that published data on self-medication in dermatology are scarce, although the findings showed that it was a common practice.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 38 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 16%
Student > Bachelor 6 16%
Student > Postgraduate 4 11%
Researcher 3 8%
Professor 2 5%
Other 6 16%
Unknown 11 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 42%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 5 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 3%
Linguistics 1 3%
Psychology 1 3%
Other 1 3%
Unknown 13 34%
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#17,729,864
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#4
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#147,849
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#9
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