:: Volume 3, Issue 3 (Autumn 2013) ::
J Fasa Univ Med Sci 2013, 3(3): 194-201 Back to browse issues page
The Life Skills Training and Preventive behaviors of Substances Abuse among University Students: a Longitudinal Study
Mehdi Moshki, Mohammad Ali Aslinejad 1
1- , sdhprc@gmail.com
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Background & Objective: Nowaday, substance abuse is one of the bitterest social damages. In the recent years, substance abuse has increased among students of schools and universities, therefore special attention it requires. This study aimed to study the effect of life skills training on the promotion of the preventive behaviors of Gonabad University medical school students’ abuse of substances.

Materials & Methods: During the experimental research and field trail, 60 students were Selected through a quota random sampling method and were randomly assigned to the two case and control groups. A Questionnaire that involved demographic factors and Preventive behaviors, whichwere caused as the result of drug abuse, was used for data collection. The questionnaire’s reliability and validity was assessed before and after educational intervention, and as a follow-up, 4 years after educational intervention. The Data was analyzed using T-Test and Chi-square.

Results: Comparison of the mean of the scores in scale Preventive behaviors caused by drug abuse in post-test of two case and control groups had a significant difference (p<0/01) that remained stable 4 years after the end of the intervention. There was a significant difference between some of the demographic factors and Preventive behaviors that had been caused by drug abuse (p<0/01).

Conclusion: Life skills training are effective in strengthening Preventive behaviors of substance abuse in university students. Therefore, life skills training programs should be integrated into university courses in order to comprehensively and consistently the effect of drug abuse on the educational level of students

Keywords: Behavior, Life, Prevention, Skill, Substances Abuse
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Health Education
Received: 2013/04/30 | Accepted: 2013/09/12 | Published: 2013/09/23

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