Prevalence of Substance Abuse and its Correlation with Educational Achievement among Nursing Students in Abadan
Drug abused and addicting to narcotics could be one of the most complicated problem among the world health issues. Hence, this descriptive-sectional study investigated relationships between drug abused and students’ educational achievement among 302 nursing students at Abadan medical school and Islamic Azad University in Abadan. Data collection was conducted through a researcher-made questionnaire in which collected data based on students’ personal demography and the participants’ drug abused. The research result showed thatnone of the students had no history of glass, cannabis, crack and heroin. The use of cigarette (25.5%) and hookah (16.2%) were higher than other narcotics. Moreover, there was a significant correlation between the male students’ average scores and the use of hookah (p=0.001), medical school students with Tramadol (p=0.002)Azad University students with hookah (p=0.001), Abused drug history in their families (p=0.001) and use of cigarette (p=0.001), too. The findings also indicated that prevalence of cigarette and hookah abused were highly demonstrated among male, single, Azad university students, and abused drug history in their families. It was also found academic achievement of students with a history of substance abuse were significantly lower level than other students (p= 0.03). As a result, there is a need to make the students be aware of the effects of abused drugs on their physical and educational phenomena to enhance their learning capabilities.
Educational Developement of Jundishapur, Volume:8 Issue:4, 2018
391 - 398  
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