Awareness on Unani medicine among the urban community people in Dhaka city
Rabeya Siddika, Mohammad Abu Bin Nyeem, Meher Nowrose, Md. Abdul Mannan, Bijoya Islam, BM Rabiul Islam
Common reasons for frustration against modern medicine are due to its serious side effects and lack of curative value in many of the chronic disorders. Traditional systems rely heavily on herbal material compared to modern system of medicine (allopathy). The aim of this study was to find out the awareness, misconceptions and myths about the herbal drugs in urban areas. A sample of 321 persons was assessed by a proper set of questionnaire called proforma by door to door visit. Present study indicates that very little population (36%) is aware about the herbal drugs against a huge population (64%). So the appropriate steps are required to be taken to spread the awareness among the society related to herbal drugs. The study found, the age of the respondents were (34.41±12.38) years. Majority 37.38% of them are graduates. About 90.65% of the respondents heard about Unani medicine and 30.84% heard from television. About 43.9% respondents were very good awareness about Unani medicine. About 74.1% know the effect of Unani medicine. About 32.56% think that the effect of Unani medicine is good. About 73.8% took Unani medicine for diseases. About 55.7% are pleased to take Unani medicine. About 59.6% told that Unani medicine uses for all kinds of diseases. About 52.9% don’t know the user classesofUnani medicine and 49% told the price of Unani medicine is high. 86.1% told the use of Unani medicine is necessary. About 56% told that it has no side effect. About 33.96% of the respondents think to get available Unani medicine, need more awareness about Unani medicine. The study suggests the appropriate steps are required to be taken to spread the awareness among the society related to Unani medicine.
Rabeya Siddika, Mohammad Abu Bin Nyeem, Meher Nowrose, Md. Abdul Mannan, Bijoya Islam, BM Rabiul Islam. Awareness on Unani medicine among the urban community people in Dhaka city. International Journal of Advanced Educational Research, Volume 2, Issue 3, 2017, Pages 66-71