A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE REGARDING SUBSTANCE ABUSE AMONG MEDICAL STUDENTS OF HIMACHAL PRADESH

Authors

  • Aekta Dogra Research Scholar, School of Education, Career Point University, Kota, Rajasthan
  • Dr. Jitendra Kumar Tiwari Supervisor (Associate Professor), School of Education, Career Point University, Kota, Rajasthan
  • Dr. O. P. Bhardwaj Co-supervisor (Principal) D.D.M. Sai College of Education, Kaller, Nadaun, Himachal Pradesh.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21276/IERJ24996906746445

Keywords:

Substance, Substance Abuse

Abstract

A quantitative descriptive study design was used to assess knowledge regarding substance abuse among medical students of the state. The sample consisted of the100 medical students. In all, 100 students are taken half of boys and half of girls. Sampling technique used for the current study was random cum purposive. Self made substance abuse knowledge test was used to collect the data.  The structured questionnaire composed of 52 questions based on knowledge  regarding  meaning of  substance  and harmful diseases due to excessive use of substance. The results were analysed by statistical technique of mean, standard deviation and t-test

Background :-

Medical students are backbone of the society. Their knowledge regarding effects of substance abuse is an important and must thing for the society. As not only their knowledge about medicines, but even their personality also affects society. The students of MBBS and BAMS were taken purposively  to relation to their gender and area for the propagation of  awareness regarding substance abuse.

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Published

15-03-2024

How to Cite

Aekta Dogra, Dr. Jitendra Kumar Tiwari, & Dr. O. P. Bhardwaj. (2024). A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE REGARDING SUBSTANCE ABUSE AMONG MEDICAL STUDENTS OF HIMACHAL PRADESH. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 10(3). https://doi.org/10.21276/IERJ24996906746445

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