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J Multidiscip Care. 2021;10(2): 61-64.
doi: 10.34172/jmdc.2021.12
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Original Article

Self-medication, used medications, and symptoms among nurses providing care to pregnant women with coronavirus disease 2019

Hamid Owaysee Osquee 1 ORCID logo, Abbasali Dorosti 2 ORCID logo, Shervin Tabrizian-Namin 3* ORCID logo

1 Assistant Professor of Infectious Disease, Faculty of Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
2 Associated Professor of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
3 Obstetrics & Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran
*Corresponding Author: *Corresponding Author: Shervin Tabrizian-Namin Email: , Email: shervin_tabrizian@yahoo.com

Abstract

Background and aims: The prevalence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) among nurses who provide care to pregnant women may lead to self-medication (SM) among them as well as recommendation of SM to pregnant women. There is limited information about SM among nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study sought to evaluate SM, used medications, and symptoms among nurses providing care to pregnant women with COVID-19.

Methods: This cross-sectional descriptive-analytical study was conducted in a four-month period from March 21 to July 22, 2020. Participants were 125 nurses who were providing care to pregnant women in Imam Reza teaching hospital, Tabriz, Iran. A sociodemographic characteristics questionnaire and a questionnaire on SM contributing factors were used to collect the data. The SPSS software (v. 21.0) was used to analyze the data at a significance level of less than 0.05 through the chi-square test.

Results: The prevalence of SM among nurses was 40.83%. SM had significant relationship with the use of antibiotics (P=0.012), herbal medicines (P=0.028), multivitamins (P=0.035), and analgesics (P=0.044). Moreover, SM had significant relationship with nausea (P=0.036), fever (P=0.019), headache (P=0.044), and diarrhea (P=0.021).

Conclusion: SM is highly prevalent among nurses who provide care to pregnant women with COVID-19.



Cite this article as: Owaysee Osquee H, Dorosti A, Tabrizian-Namin S. Self-medication, used medications, and symptoms among nurses providing care to pregnant women with coronavirus disease 2019. Journal of Multidisciplinary Care. 2021;10(2):61-64. doi: 10.34172/jmdc.2021.12.
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Submitted: 07 Jan 2021
Accepted: 13 Feb 2021
ePublished: 30 Jun 2021
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