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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 1, Issue 12, Part P (2015)

A study to assess knowledge of adolescents regarding substance abuse

Author(s)
Avinash Salunkhe and Prakash Naregal
Abstract
Background: Worldwide, substance abuse is a major public health and social problem. Many Studies confirmed that adolescents used addictive substances without knowing about their hazardous influence on their health.
Objective
1. To assess the level of knowledge of adolescents regarding substance abuse.
2. To find out the association of knowledge scores of adolescents regarding substance abuse with selected socio demographic variables.
Methods: Descriptive research design used to conduct the study among adolescents. Totally 60 adolescents was selected by Purposive sampling technique. The samples included in this study were who fulfilled the inclusion criteria with Adolescents who are in the age group of 13-15 years, Adolescents studying in English medium school at Karad city, Adolescents who was willing to participate in the study. Adolescents present at the time of data collection. Data was collected by using structured questionnaire. Informed written consent was obtained from adolescents and their parents.
Results: Majority of the adolescents had average knowledge, 25% of Adolescents had good knowledge and 23.33% had poor Regarding Substance Abuse.
Conclusion: The result of the present study concluded that most of the students had average knowledge regarding Substance Abuse.
Pages: 1090-1092  |  165 Views  3 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Avinash Salunkhe, Prakash Naregal. A study to assess knowledge of adolescents regarding substance abuse. Int J Appl Res 2015;1(12):1090-1092.
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