Prevalence of risky behaviors and related factors among students of Dezful

Sohrabivafa, Malihe and Tosang, Mohammad Ali and Zadeh, Seyedeh Zeynab Molaei and Goodarzi, Elham and Asadi, Zahra Sadat and Alikhani, Alireza and Khazaei, Salman and Dehghani, Seyedeh Leila and Beiranvand, Reza and Khazaei, Zaher (2017) Prevalence of risky behaviors and related factors among students of Dezful. Iranian journal of psychiatry, 12 (3). p. 188.

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Abstract

Objective: There is a likelihood of risky behaviors such as drug abuse, risky sexual behavior, and adaptability issues in young ages. The present study aimed at investigating the prevalence of risky behaviors among students of Dezful University of Medical Sciences in 2014 . Method: This was a descriptive-analytical cross sectional study, with a random sampling approach. Scale of measuring risky behaviors was used to measure the risky behaviors (high speed driving, maim, drug use, and sexual behaviors) and related factors. The mean, standard deviation, Chi-square tests, t tests, and ANOVA were used for data analysis . Results: The study was conducted on 150 (50%) female and 150 (50%) male students. Most of the participants aged 20 to 24 years. A statistically significant difference was obtained between the average scores of risky behaviors among female and male students (p˂0.05). The results of the present study revealed that the prevalence of risky behaviors, high speed driving, and drug consumption was different among the students of various study fields (p˂0.05). Conclusion: The prevalence of risky behaviors among students of Dezful University was relatively low, and the prevalence of these behaviors in female students was far less than in male students. Risky behaviors were associated with background variables, except for mother's occupation. Key words: Dezful, Iran, Risky Behavior, Drug Abuse, Risky Sexual Behavior, Students

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email eprints@gmu.ac.ir
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2017 04:58
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2017 04:58
URI: http://eprints.gmu.ac.ir/id/eprint/276

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