Research Article | Volume: 7, Issue: 8, August, 2017

A Cross Sectional Survey on the Knowledge and Attitude towards the Use of Multivitamin Products among the Students of a Medical University in the U.A.E

Rina RosaliaSarah PanjwaniAsma Abdillahi AliMohammed Muthana Hameed Al HayaliAhmad Mohammed AlahmadAnnie ShirwaikarArun Shirwaikar   

Open Access   

Published:  Aug 30, 2017

DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2017.70827
Abstract

Background and Objective: The consumption of multivitamin products for their benefits towards maintenance of health has often been debated upon. This study attempts to assess the knowledge and attitude of the students of a medical university towards the use of multivitamin products.

Materials and Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional questionnaire based study was conducted on 319 student participants of a medical university in the U.A.E. Data was analyzed using SPSS version 22 and Pearson Chi Square Test.

Results: Among the 319 participants in the survey, 132 (41.6%) were less than 20 years and 185 (58.4 %) were ≥20 years. Pearson Chi-Square Test identified a statistically significant association between the participants’ knowledge of multi vitamin products and their age (p ≤0.001) and knowledge of multi vitamin products was found to be directly proportional to the age of the students. However, no significant association was found between the use of multivitamins and the students’ region of origin, living status and BMI.

Conclusion: It was observed that as the students progressed through the years in the medical university, they became more informed about the uses, benefits as well as the adverse effects associated with multivitamins.


Keyword:     MultivitaminMultivitamin ProductsAnemiaAdverse Effects.


Citation:

Rosalia R, Panjwani S, Ali AA, Al-Hayali MM, Alahmad AM, Shirwaikar A, Shirwaikar A. A Cross Sectional Survey on the Knowledge and Attitude towards the Use of Multivitamin Products among the Students of a Medical University in the U.A.E. J App Pharm Sci, 2017; 7 (08): 201-208.

Copyright: © The Author(s). This is an open-access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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