Self treatment of fever by antibiotic in febrile patients

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

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

2 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.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 13 (8); e93775
Published Online: May 26, 2011
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: May 18, 2010
Accepted: June 22, 2010

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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.

Keywords

Febrile patient self treatment antibiotic

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