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:: Volume 12, Issue 4 (12-2010) ::
J Gorgan Univ Med Sci 2010, 12(4): 91-94 Back to browse issues page
The relation between individual and familial characteristics with substance abuse tendency
Asayesh H (MSc)1 , Qorbani M (MSc) * 2, Salary H (MD)3 , Mansorian M (MSc)4 , Safari R (BSc)5
1- Academic Instructor, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Gorgan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran
2- Academic Instructor, Department of Community Medicine Department, Gorgan University of Medical Sciences, PhD Student of Epidemiology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences,Tehran, Iran , qorbani@goums.ac.ir
3- Assistant Professor, Department Neurology and Psychiatric, Gorgan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran
4- PhD Student of Health Education, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran
5- Msc Student of Epidemiology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (25569 Views)
Background and Objective: Substance abuse is a major concern all over the world. Due to some individual, familial and social factors the identification of related factors can help us to design a more effective strategies for the prevention of drug abuse. This study was performed to evaluate the relation between individual and familial characteristics with substance abuse tendency in self-introduced addicts. Materials and Methods: This case control study was done on 120 addicted subjects referred to addiction clinic of 5Azar hospital, Gorgan, North of Iran and 120 matched non-addicted subjects were considared as controls. Data collections were performed by questionnaire and interview. Data analyzed with using T-test, Chi-Square and logistic regression. Results: Univariate analysis showed that high school (OR=4.63, 95%CI: 1.78-12.02) and high school graduate subjects (OR=15.5, 95%CI: 4.9-50) showed higher tendency toward addiction compared to university educated people. History of substance abuse in friends (OR=7.33, 95%CI: 4.09-13.13) and previous and present cigarette smoking (OR=12.35, 95%CI: 6.65-22.93) increased abuse tendency. Permanent employment decreased abuse tendency (OR=0.109, 95%CI: 0.05-0.22) compared to temporary job. Conclusion: This study showed that addicted friends, cigarette smoking, low level of education and temporary job increase drug abuse tendency.
Keywords: Abuse tendency, Education, Cigarette smoking, Addiction, Job
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Asayesh H (MSc), Qorbani M (MSc), Salary H (MD), Mansorian M (MSc), Safari R (BSc). The relation between individual and familial characteristics with substance abuse tendency. J Gorgan Univ Med Sci 2010; 12 (4) :91-94
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