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Asadi M, Qorbani M, Rastgari Mehr B, Salahshoori A, Falahati N, Pournajaf A, et al . Survey of knowledge and attitude of medical sciences students about Crystal meth in 2014. rsj. 2015; 1 (1) :41-50
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Background: Crystal meth addiction is one of the important social problems in modern society. The aim of this study was survey of knowledge and attitude of Ilam University of medical sciences students about Crystal meth in 2014

Methods: this cross sectional study cared out through 200 Ilam University of Medical Sciences students (120 females and 80 males) in 2014. The data were collected by questionnaire that contains demographic, knowledge and attitude question about crystal meth abusing. After collecting and classified of the data, the data were analyzed by SPSS software.

Results: The mean of age of subjects was 22.62 that in the present study, 18.5 % of them had weak knowledge, 60 % had moderate knowledge and 21.5% had strong knowledge about crystal meth and also 38 % had weak attitude, 8.5 percent had middle attitude and 53.5 % had strong attitude. According to the results, the knowledge score in male students was higher than females (males: 32.01, females: 29.35). Also the mean of score of attitude in both groups of males and females was almost the same, (Males: 66.78, females: 66.05). 0.5% (one present) of participants had experience two times of consuming crystal meth.

Conclusion: According to the results, the knowledge of participant was weak. So it seems that doing educational programs is necessary to increasing knowledge and improving the attitude of young people about crystal meth.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2015/11/3 | Accepted: 2015/11/8 | Published: 2015/11/19

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