Why Us? >>

  • - Open Access
  • - Peer-reviewed
  • - Rapid publication
  • - Lifetime hosting
  • - Free indexing service
  • - Free promotion service
  • - More citations
  • - Search engine friendly

Free SCIRP Newsletters>>

Add your e-mail address to receive free newsletters from SCIRP.

 

Contact Us >>

WhatsApp  +86 18163351462(WhatsApp)
   
Paper Publishing WeChat
Book Publishing WeChat
(or Email:book@scirp.org)

Article citations

More>>

Skarstein, S., Rosvold, E.O., Helseth, S., Kvarme, L.G., Holager, T., Småstuen, M.C. and Lagerløv, P. (2014) High Frequency Use of Over-the-Counter Analgesics among Adolescents: Reflections of an Emerging Difficult Life, a Cross Sectional Study. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 28, 49-56.
https://doi.org/10.1111/scs.12039

has been cited by the following article:

  • TITLE: Gender Differences in Usage of Over-the-Counter Analgesics among Norwegian Adolescents

    AUTHORS: Sindre Lorentzen, Bente Lorentzen, Britt-Maj Wikström

    KEYWORDS: Over-the-Counter Analgesics, Cross-National Ungdata, Adolescents, Gender

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Nursing, Vol.8 No.11, November 29, 2018

    ABSTRACT: Introduction: Usage of over-the-counter (OTC) analgesic has increased among Norwegian adolescents since 2001. It has been noted that females tend to have a higher usage compared to males. In this paper we explore this gender difference. Data: Our dataset consists of 284,674 from Norwegian adolescents attending junior high school and high school between 2014 and 2017. Methods: The econometric approach consists of applying ordered logistic regressions with usage of OTC analgesics as the dependent variable and a dichotomous gender variable as the independent variable. Control variables include variables such as frequency of physical and mental health problems and other sociodemographic variables. Results: Gender, physical and mental health problems and various sociodemographic variables are found to have a significant effect on usage of OTC analgesics. Females are predicted to use significantly more analgesics. A large proportion of the gender difference evaporates when controlling for various other determinants. Conclusion: A considerable part of the observed gender difference in OTC analgesic usage can be traced back to differences in frequency and severity of physical and mental health problems. Part of the gender difference in usage, however remains unexplained.