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Factores de riesgo asociados al uso de drogas en estudiantes adolescentes

Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem (Impact Factor: 0.54). 01/2004; DOI: 10.1590/S0104-11692004000700011
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ABSTRACT Objetivo Identificar factores de riesgo asociados al uso de drogas lícitas e ilícitas en estudiantes adolescentes de ambos sexos cursantes de educación básica y diversificada de instituciones públicas diurnas. Métodos Con base a un estudio descriptiva, de campo y transversal fue realizado estudio en el año 2002 en el Municipio Naguanagua, Estado Carabobo, Venezuela. Se utilizo un cuestionario anónimo auto aplicado denominado Test Drug Use Screening Inventory (DUSI) para adolescentes versión Venezuela, fue respondido por una muestra probabilística sistemática estratificada por año de estudio de estudiantes adolescentes de 12 a 17 años de edad de ambos sexos, de dos instituciones educativas públicas diurnas de educación básica y diversificada. Resultados Las áreas de riesgo alto asociadas al uso de drogas lícitas e ilícitas son las de familia y salud mental; mientras que en las de riesgo moderado se encuentran las áreas de recreación, conducta y escuela; y las de riesgo bajo pares, habilidades sociales y uso de drogas. Los resultados del Índice de Severidad Total, es alto. Esto es un indicador de que el adolescente venezolano presenta más riesgo de uso de drogas lícitas e ilícitas, pero al mismo tiempo presenta menos uso de drogas. Lo que pudiera indicar cómo la presencia de factores de protección interactúan con los factores de riesgo, para modificar el efecto de éstos.

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