An investigation in knowledge, attitude and performance of high school students regarding ecstasy abuse, Zahedan-2008

naderifar, mahin (2010) An investigation in knowledge, attitude and performance of high school students regarding ecstasy abuse, Zahedan-2008. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 12 (48). pp. 9-710.

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Abstract

Ecstasy abuse is one of the risky behaviors. According to World Health Organization, there is a relationship between knowledge and attitude and drug abuse. The purpose of this study was to determine adolescentsâ�� knowledge, attitude and performance about ecstasy in west of Zahedan in 2008.   Materials and Methods: It was a cross-sectional study. Eight hundred 18 years old adolescents residing in west of Zahedan participated in this study. Adolescentsâ�� knowledge, attitude and performance were also determined by a questionnaire structured by the researcher. The questionnaires were filled out by participants after obtaining an informed consent and data was analyzed with some statistical software like SPSS and descriptive statistics methods, statistic tests, analysis and variance.   Results: The level of knowledge of most of adolescents about Ecstasy was fair (60.2 ) and most of them (77.4 ) had a neuter attitude toward using ecstasy. Findings regarding adolescentsâ�� performance indicated that 100 of students have not experienced ecstasy through their life.   Conclusion: On the basis of these findings, although the level of knowledge of most adolescents towards ecstasy was good and reasonable, lost of awareness was one of the most important reasons related to ecstasy abuse from the points of view of most of them. Therefore, it is recommended that informal educations should be performed in different advertising programs such as short messages, posters and video clips.  Â

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 18:04
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 18:04
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5765

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