SELF-MEDICATION: prevalence, social representations and perception of health consequences in the Colombian population, in times of pandemic.

  • Palacios Espinosa, Ximena (PI)
  • Ruiz Sternberg, Angela Maria (CoI)
  • Hernandez Rodriguez, Andrea Del Pilar (CoI)
  • Ortigoza Espitia , Sergio Andrés (Student)
  • Sanchez Fajardo , Daniela (Student)
  • Navarro Laguna , Jaime Andrés (Student)
  • Olarte Parra, David Felipe (Student)
  • Cárdenas Cárdenas , Juliana Alejandra (Student)
  • Sotolongo Arias , Juan Esteban (Student)
  • Leal, Diego Armando (Student)
  • Adams González , Natalia (Student)
  • Gallego Ortiz , Antonio (Student)
  • Prieto Trujillo , Sara (Student)
  • Lara Castillo , Juan Pablo (Student)
  • Ramírez Prieto , Juliana (Student)
  • Tovar Romero , Hanna Valentina (Student)
  • Ramos Anaya , Jesús William (Student)
  • Chicué Cuervo , Paula Catalina (Student)
  • Hoyos Sin , Lisha María (Student)
  • Henao Lozano, Juan Andres (Student)
  • Rojas Reyes, Catalina (Student)
  • Fragala Bernal, Valentina (Student)
  • Franco Gartner, Paulina (Student)

Project: Research Project

Project Details


To describe the prevalence of self-medication behavior, its social representations and the perception of health consequences, in the context of the COVID 19 pandemic in the Colombian population, specifically patients of the Méderi Hospital Network, students and administrative staff of the Universidad del Rosario, during the year 2022.


Self-medication, social representations, Covid-19.

Commitments / Obligations

Describe the prevalence of self-medication, the types, including the decision to vaccinate against covid-19 and the perception of the consequences of these on the health of the study population.

2. Understand the meaning of Covid 19 and self-medication in the study population, during the pandemic.

3. Understand the contribution of social representations in self-medication behaviors during the pandemic, in a Colombian context.

Participation in symposiums or academic meetings related to self-medication and rational use of drugs.

● Participation in symposiums or academic meetings related to research on social representations, psychology, psychiatry or human behavior.

● With the expected results, we seek to disseminate, through an awareness campaign, the information to achieve an impact not only on the scientific and academic community, but also on the quality of life of the studied population and provide evidence for the creation of public policies and / or projects to intervene adequately for the prevention of non-responsible self-medication and promotion of the rational use of medicines.
Effective start/end date5/1/222/10/24

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Main Funding Source

  • Competitive Funds
  • Incubator


  • Bogotá D.C.


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