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Knowledge and practice of pharmacy students regarding the use of skin whitening product

Ab. Hadi, Hazrina and Awadh, Ammar Ihsan Jawad (2015) Knowledge and practice of pharmacy students regarding the use of skin whitening product. Value in Health, 18 (3). A179. ISSN 1524-4733 (O), 1098-3015 (P)

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge and practice of International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) Kuantan Undergraduate Pharmacy students on the use of skin whitening product. METHODS: A self-administered questionnaire on the use of skin whitening product was distributed to IIUM Kuantan Undergraduate Pharmacy students at IIUM Kuantan Malaysia. RESULTS: Three hundred and nine (309) of four hundred (400) students responded (77% response rate). The highest percentage of participants is from year three students which is 33.3% while year four students are the least which is 18.8%. The mean of knowledge score, regardless of their year of study is 6.75 over 14. Among the user and non-user of skin whitening products, user shows higher mean knowledge score which is 7.5041 than non-user which is 6.2527.Of the participants, 39.8% (123/309) are using the skin whitening products. 90.8% (108/119) of the respondent read the instruction of the products before using them. CONCLUSIONS: It is proven that the user of skin whitening products has better knowledge about the product than the non-user. Half of the participants are still practicing poor practice in using the skin whitening products. There is a need to educate the students about the proper usage of skin whitening products to avoid any misuse of these products.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5589/43326
Uncontrolled Keywords: skin whitening product, pharmacy students
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmaceutical Technology
Depositing User: Dr Hazrina Ab Hadi
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2015 10:58
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2015 15:53
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/43326

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