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Vol 73, No 3 (2022)
Short communication
Submitted: 2022-09-12
Accepted: 2022-09-22
Published online: 2022-10-10
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Self-medication practices among seafarers: a bibliometric review

Yusuff Adebayo Adebisi1, Nafisat Dasola Jimoh2, Isaac Olushola Ogunkola3, Temitope Folashade Aroyewun4, Maureen Oseghale1, Esther Bosede Ilesanmi5, Precious Fadele6, Alaka Hassan Olayemi7, Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III8
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Pubmed: 36217974
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IMH 2022;73(3):117-118.
Affiliations
  1. Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  2. Department of Chemistry, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria
  3. Department of Public Health, University of Calabar, Nigeria
  4. Department of Psychology and Counselling, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Perak, Malaysia
  5. Faculty of Nursing Science, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria
  6. Department of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
  7. Department of Microbiology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
  8. Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom, United Kingdom

open access

Vol 73, No 3 (2022)
MARITIME MEDICINE Short communication
Submitted: 2022-09-12
Accepted: 2022-09-22
Published online: 2022-10-10

Abstract

Self-medication could be a public health concern if done inappropriately, and additional research is required to better comprehend the population-wide nature of the problem. Seafarers are more inclined to self-medicate due to the nature of their work. We performed a rapid bibliometric analysis to determine the volume of research on self-medication habits among seafarers. Our analysis revealed a major knowledge gap regarding self-medication practices among seafarers. There is an urgent need to address this paucity of data and formulate appropriate interventions.

Abstract

Self-medication could be a public health concern if done inappropriately, and additional research is required to better comprehend the population-wide nature of the problem. Seafarers are more inclined to self-medicate due to the nature of their work. We performed a rapid bibliometric analysis to determine the volume of research on self-medication habits among seafarers. Our analysis revealed a major knowledge gap regarding self-medication practices among seafarers. There is an urgent need to address this paucity of data and formulate appropriate interventions.

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Keywords

seafarers, self-medication, public health

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Title

Self-medication practices among seafarers: a bibliometric review

Journal

International Maritime Health

Issue

Vol 73, No 3 (2022)

Article type

Short communication

Pages

117-118

Published online

2022-10-10

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3938

Article views/downloads

368

DOI

10.5603/IMH.2022.0023

Pubmed

36217974

Bibliographic record

IMH 2022;73(3):117-118.

Keywords

seafarers
self-medication
public health

Authors

Yusuff Adebayo Adebisi
Nafisat Dasola Jimoh
Isaac Olushola Ogunkola
Temitope Folashade Aroyewun
Maureen Oseghale
Esther Bosede Ilesanmi
Precious Fadele
Alaka Hassan Olayemi
Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III

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