Consumer Behavior and Awareness about Glucose Saline Infusion: a cross-sectional Survey

  • Md Hafizur Rahman Chowdhury
  • Afruza Mily
  • Fahad Hussain
  • Syed Faheem Shams
  • S.M. Yasir Arafat Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University
Keywords: Intravenous fluid, Perception, Bangladesh


The intravenous (IV) fluid infusion plays a very vital part in managing emergency patients and the indication of IV fluid that has been clearly mentioned in literatures.  In Bangladesh, the scenario is somehow different and alarming, particularly in the rural areas and as well as slum areas. It was aimed to explore the perception regarding the use of IV infusion in a suburban area of Bangladesh. Data were collected from a total of two hundred samples with structured questionnaire by face to face interview with in a week of March 2016. 38% respondents took infusion for weakness only and 68.42% were taken it from non medical professionals. 94% had no scientific information regarding IV infusion. Safe and effective prescribing of intravenous fluids requires scientific understanding and the lack of awareness among general population about using of IV glucose saline is a major concern that needs to be addressed properly.



Author Biography

S.M. Yasir Arafat, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University

S.M. Yasir Arafat; MBBS, MBA, MPH & MD Phase B Resident, Department of Psychiatry at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University. He is acting as an Editorial Board Member at International Journal of Psychiatry & EC Psychology and Psychiatry and as a Scientific Advisory Board Member at Journal of Behavioral Health. He has a number of publications in international peer-reviewed journals and he is also acting as a peer reviewer of different publishers namely BioMed Central. He is also affiliated as Adjunct Faculty at MPH Program, ASA University Bangladesh.

How to Cite
Chowdhury, M. H., Mily, A., Hussain, F., Shams, S., & Arafat, S. (2016). Consumer Behavior and Awareness about Glucose Saline Infusion: a cross-sectional Survey. International Journal of Perceptions in Public Health, 1(1), 35-40. Retrieved from