Características relacionadas con el consumo de drogas lícitas e ilícitas en la población estudiantil de cuarto año de la carrera de enfermería.

This article presents the results of an investigation that is part of the project N° 200, approved by the investigation department, titled Social, cultural, personal, familiar and economic factors associated to the phenomenon of drugs in students of the nursery degree: a study form the perspective o...

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Autores Principales: Leiva Díaz, Viriam, Durán Algarin, Raquel Sofía
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Español
Publicado: Universidad de Costa Rica 2008
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Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/enfermeria/article/view/3606
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/19415
Sumario: This article presents the results of an investigation that is part of the project N° 200, approved by the investigation department, titled Social, cultural, personal, familiar and economic factors associated to the phenomenon of drugs in students of the nursery degree: a study form the perspective of international health, which belongs to the school of Nursery of the University of Costa Rica. It is a quantitative study, descriptive and transverse. The sample was of 107 students who studied their fourth year on the nursery degree. They answered a questionnaire which was previously validated. This instrument was divided into several parts; general information, socio demographic, economic, personal, familiar, sociocultural and about any drug usage. The study evidenced that students possess certain factors that protect them against drug usage or the advance of drug habits but, at the same time, they have risk factors, which must be considerate in prevention programs such as: non-healthy life styles and drug abusage in people close to them, be it family, friends or classmates. Also we found that the used drug's profile, for legal and illegal drugs, was similar to the one found nationally and internationally; in the first place of drug usage was alcohol, followed by tobacco then, in the illicit, was marihuana and cocaine. It`s important to emphasize that even though the consumption of alcohol and tobacco occupies the first place, in the student environment as well as nationally, they don't consider it such a problem as to with illegal drugs.