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The moderating role of religious satisfaction on purchasing Over-The-Counter Medicines in Malaysia: an Islamic perspective

Ali Jinnah, Shafinaz and Haque, A. K. M. Ahasanul and Jamaludin, Mohammad Aizat (2021) The moderating role of religious satisfaction on purchasing Over-The-Counter Medicines in Malaysia: an Islamic perspective. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 13 (1). pp. 3193-3207. ISSN 0975-2366

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Medications can be found in different formulations and ingested in different ways. OTC medications are used to cure, avoid or alleviate disease and to promote the well-being of people. There is continuous argument building up by taking a possibly Halal medication among the growing Muslim consumers around the world. Therefore, the focus of this study drawn from Maqasid al-Shariah approach for medicine usage and its significance in Islam. A sample of 308 Muslim consumers of pharmacies was being surveyed from the metropolitan territory of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor states in Malaysia. The Exploratory Factor Analysis and Confirmatory Factor Analysis techniques have been used to analyse the data. The outcome revealed that customers’ religious satisfaction significantly moderates the purchasing of OTC medicines. The purpose of self-medication comes from the consumer’s decision-making. Hence, the self-medication phenomenon is critical to understand, and it should be subjected to strict control for the betterment of the Ummah.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5056/92628
Uncontrolled Keywords: Over-the-Counter Medicine, Religious Satisfaction, Maqasid al-Shariah, Medication, Muslim consumer
Subjects: BPH Islamic Economics > BPH114 Consumption. Halal issues
BPH Islamic Economics > BPH122 Consumption. Halal issues. Specific products. Food and drink
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): International Institute for Halal Research and Training (INHART)
Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Mohammad Aizat Jamaludin
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2021 18:06
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2021 18:06
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/92628

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