Doctor, Medication and Self-Treatment

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • EMNID, Bielefeld
Publication Date
  • EMNID, Bielefeld (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Medicine
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • General health
    • Specific diseases and medical conditions
  • Abstract

    Doctor, medication and self-treatment from the view of the population. Topics: Composition of the medicine chest; frequency of shopping for medications; detailed information on type of health complaints in the last year; conduct with tooth complaints and frequency of trips to the dentist; family doctor or individual doctor; significance and subject area of the family doctor; subject area of doctors consulted; judgement on the influence of advertising for pharmaceuticals on the prescription practice of the doctor; sources of purchase of medication in general and for self-treatments motivated by pharmaceutical advertising; trust in media or persons in recommending medication; desired prescription of medications; type of complaints, for which a desired medicine was prescribed; prescription of medications one had to pay for oneself; reason of the doctor for the self-payment; health complaints and practices with samples received from the doctor; conduct with minor complaints and type of household remedy used; use of medication not used up; knowledge about perishability of tablets, drops and syrups; supposed causes of physical complaints; participation in protective vaccinations and medical check-ups; type of complaints and conduct with sensitivity to changes in the weather; sensitivity to pain, pain localization and self-help measures. Demography: age; marital status; religious denomination; school education; occupation; employment; household income; size of household; head of household.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1976-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
German-speaking residential population 16 years old and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Quota sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1874
The current data set is part of an omnibus survey.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0908 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • EMNID (Hrsg.): Arzt, Arzneimittel und Selbstmedikation aus der Sicht der Bevölkerung. Bielefeld: Forschungsbericht 1976.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 96 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22