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Investigating the effect of pharmaceutical websites on self-medicating behaviors of Vietnamese people in cosmopolitan areas

Thuy Linh
High School
Vinschool Times City
Graduation Year
2022
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Project description

Self-medication, drug abuse, or overuse is common in Vietnam. We propose that making information about drugs more easily available will help to mitigate these issues. In this study, we examine changes in the self-medication behaviors of Vietnamese consumers after having access to online educational resources about pharmaceuticals and healthcare. Since this technological information is most easily accessible to people living in urban areas, we conducted a survey to study self-medicating behaviors and observe how access to educational resources affects those behaviors of people living in the urban areas of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City first. Data collected will be presented in the Health Belief Model format to draw conclusions.

Investigating the effect of pharmaceutical websites on self-medicating behaviors of Vietnamese people  in cosmopolitan areas
Project outcome

Research paper


Naedum
Naedum
Doctor of Medicine and of Philosophy candidate
Subjects
Chemistry - Material Science, Engineering, Medicine
Expertise
Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, Nanoparticles, Drug Delivery Systems
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