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A survey of the knowledge and attitude of students of Elmi-Karbordi higher education center at Tehran Jahad-e-Daneshgahi about ecstasy

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Author(s): Gity Khoshemehry | Gity Ebrahim Taheri | Hadi Tehrani | Saeid Fatin

Journal: Journal of Jahrom University of Medical Sciences
ISSN 2008-7993

Volume: 8;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 29;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: Knowledge | Attitude | Ecstasy | Addiction

ABSTRACT
Introduction:One of the types of drug abuse is the use of euphoriantssuch asamphetamines and amphetamine compounds. As the use of these compounds is on the increase, this study was an attempt to determine the level of knowledge (Audio and Visual) and attitude of students of Elmi-Karbordhigher education center at Tehran Jahad-e-Daneshgahiabout Ecstasy.Material and Methods:In this cross-sectional study, 247 students were randomly selected. Data were collected through a questionnaire containing 30 questions and analyzed by Chi-square test. The significance level was considered to be less than 0.05.Results:The results showed that the majority of students (85.6%) had little visual knowledge. Audio knowledge among the students was 88.5% and their attitude about ecstasy was73.7% percent. There was no relationship between the students' visual and aural knowledge about the use of ecstasy with parents' present status, parents' education, family size and birth rank, but there was a significant relationship between audio knowledge and marital status and belief status (P < 0.05).Conclusion:According to the results of this study, the youth, especially young students, are vulnerable to the use of these pills. So, training programs are required for the young people to prevent the use of these pills.
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