Evolutional pattern of drug use by medical students

Evolutional pattern of drug use by medical students

Author Da Silveira, Dartiu Xavier Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Rosa-Oliveira, Leonardo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Di Pietro, Monica Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Niel, Marcelo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Doering-Silveira, Evelyn Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Jorge, Miguel Roberto Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Recent use of psychoactive substances among 456 medical students throughout the six grades was surveyed by way of a self-report questionnaire using World Health Organisation criteria. Among male medical students, the most frequently used substances were alcohol (80.5%), cannabis (25.3%), solvents (25.2%), and tobacco (25.2%), whereas among female students the most frequently used drugs were alcohol (72.6%), tobacco (14.6%), solvents (10.5%), and tranquillizers (7.5%). Switch from illegal to legal drugs were observed only among female medical students. Male students tend to alternate cannabis and solvents throughout college years. Interventions aiming to influence patterns of drug consumption among medical students must consider both gender differences and evolutional patterns of substance use throughout medical course. (c) 2007 Published by Elsevier B.V.
Keywords medical students
drugs
gender
pattern of use
Language English
Date 2008-03-01
Published in Addictive Behaviors. Oxford: Pergamon-Elsevier B.V., v. 33, n. 3, p. 490-495, 2008.
ISSN 0306-4603 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 490-495
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2007.10.005
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000253480000008
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/30496

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