Knowledge-Attitude-Practice of Medical Students on Expired Drugs
International Journal of Vocational Education and Training Research
Volume 5, Issue 1, June 2019, Pages: 29-32
Received: Mar. 19, 2019; Accepted: May 10, 2019; Published: Jun. 11, 2019
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Lou Pengyu, College of Public Health and Management, Weifang Medical University, Weifang, China
Wang Wei, College of Public Health and Management, Weifang Medical University, Weifang, China
Li Yunwei, College of Public Health and Management, Weifang Medical University, Weifang, China
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Purpose this study provides reference for solving the problem of drug waste and reforming medical education. Methods Stratified random sampling was employed to recruit 998 Senior students of three medical colleges. The questionnaire included 12 items of basic knowledge of expired drugs, 4 items of attitude towards expired drugs and 3 items of behavior on reducing expired drugs. Results The valid rate of all questionnaires was 83.17%. 43.29% of students knew a large number of expired drugs produced in China every year. Among the basic knowledge items of expired drugs, the awareness rate of toxicity hazards of expired drugs was the highest, and the awareness rate of recycling knowledge of expired drugs was the lowest. 62.52% agreed that the production of expired drugs was inevitable, 74.35% were willing to regulate their own behavior after knowing the harm of expired drugs. The sources of expired drug knowledge were internet (35.57%), university-related courses (30.86%), health education materials (28.96%), TV/radio (28.56%), internship teachers (12.42%), internship unit training (8.52%) and family members (7.52%). Conclusion Three medical college students had low awareness of expired drugs, so it is necessary to adjust the content and mode of pharmaceutical teaching, strengthen the training of social responsibility in the period of internship, introduce service learning theory into social practice activities.
Medical Students, Expired Drugs, Pharmaceutical Education
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Lou Pengyu, Wang Wei, Li Yunwei, Knowledge-Attitude-Practice of Medical Students on Expired Drugs, International Journal of Vocational Education and Training Research. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2019, pp. 29-32. doi: 10.11648/j.ijvetr.20190501.15
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