Self treatment of fever by antibiotic in febrile patients

authors:

avatar Zahra Soleimani 1 , avatar Mansoureh Momen-Heravi 1 , * , avatar Kamal Esalatmanesh 2

Assistant Professor of Infectious Disease School of Medicine-Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine School of Medicine-Kashan University of Medical sciences, Kashan, Iran.

how to cite: Soleimani Z, Momen-Heravi M, Esalatmanesh K. Self treatment of fever by antibiotic in febrile patients. Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2012;13(8):e93775.

Abstract

Background: Self treatment is correcting every change in health by him/her. Regarding to willfully antibiotic consumption this qualitative study was done to investigate the self treatment experience by antibiotic in Kashan city.
Materials and Method: In this qualitative study, febrile patients were interviewed in infectious diseases clinics of Kashan and data were analyzed.
Results: Twenty-five patients were interviewed. 76 cases were classified in to six categories including facilitating and inhibitor factors, factors related to disease and factors related to attending physicians.
Conclusion: We suggest patient education, increase facilitation of treatment and inexpensive medical costs to decrease complication of self treatment.

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