Drug use prevention: factors associated with program implementation in Brazilian urban schools

Drug use prevention: factors associated with program implementation in Brazilian urban schools

Author Pereira, Ana Paula Dias Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Sanchez, Zila van der Meer Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract Background: A school is a learning environment that contributes to the construction of personal values, beliefs, habits and lifestyles, provide convenient settings for the implementation of drug use prevention programs targeting adolescents, who are the population group at highest risk of initiating drug use. The objective of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of factors associated with implementing drug use prevention programs in Brazilian public and private middle and high urban schools. Methods: The present population-based cross-sectional survey was conducted with a probability sample of 1151 school administrators stratified by the 5 Brazilian administrative divisions, in 2014. A close-ended, self-reported online questionnaire was used. Logistic regression analysis was used to identify factors associated with implementing drug use prevention programs in schools. Results: A total of 51.1% of the schools had adopted drug use prevention programs. The factors associated with program implementation were as follows: belonging to the public school network

having a library

development of activities targeting sexuality

development of "Health at School Program" activities

offering extracurricular activities

and having an administrator that participated in training courses on drugs. Conclusions: The adoption of drug use prevention practices in Brazilian schools may be expanded with greater orchestration of schools through specialized training of administrators and teachers, expansion of the School Health Program and concomitant development of the schools' structural and curricular attributes.
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Language English
Sponsor CNPq (Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnologico/National Council of Scientific and Technological Development)
CAPES (Coordenacao de Aperfeicoamento de Pessoal de Nivel Superior/Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Higher Education)
Brazilian Ministry of Health
Grant number CNPq: 472991/2012-4
MS: TED 89-2014
Date 2018
Published in Bmc Public Health. London, v. 18, 2018.
ISSN 1471-2458 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Biomed Central Ltd
Extent -
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-5242-y
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000427076000005
URI https://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/55831

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