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Table 5 Medical and pharmacy students’ attitudes regarding self-medication

From: Knowledge, attitude, and practice of pharmacy and medical students regarding self-medication, a study in Zabol University of Medical Sciences; Sistan and Baluchestan province in south-east of Iran

Statements Attitude
Completely agree Agree No idea Disagree Completely disagree
Self-treatment is part of self-care 19 (11.2) 51 (30) 41 (24.1) 47 (27.6) 12 (7.1)
Would you like to start or continue your therapy? 22 (12.9) 60 (35.3) 40 (23.5) 36 (21.2) 12 (7.1)
Do you recommend self-treatment to others? 10 (5.9) 24 (14.1) 45 (26.5) 57 (33.5) 34 (20)
Should drug release be free? 9 (5.3) 14 (8.2) 35 (20.6) 67 (39.4) 45 (26.5)
Need No Training on the Disadvantages of Self-Treatment? 11 (6.5) 13 (7.6) 31 (18.2) 53 (31.2) 62 (36.5)
There is no need to try to simplify access to health care facilities 9 (5.3) 16 (9.4) 30 (17.6) 51 (30) 64 (37.6)