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ERIC Number: EJ845446
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1557-1874
Risk Factors for Drug Abuse among Nepalese Samples Selected from a Town of Eastern Nepal
Niraula, Surya Raj; Chhetry, Devendra Bahadur; Singh, Girish Kumar; Nagesh, S.; Shyangwa, Pramod Mohan
International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, v7 n3 p430-440 Jul 2009
The study focuses on the serious issue related to the adolescents' and adults' behavior and health. It aims to identify the risk factors for drug abuse from samples taken from a town of Eastern Nepal. This is a matched case-control study. The conditional logistic regression method was adopted for data analysis. The diagnosis cut off was determined by Receiver Operating Characteristic curve. A representative sample of 150 matched pairs was recruited from Dharan in 2006. The final model after adjusting 17 possible variables each other, detected some factors like education, occupation, short temper, depression, etc that were significantly associated with drug abuse, but shy behavior was not a significant predictor for drug abuse among the study sample. The level of education, occupation and depression were the strong predictors as identified by the model. The findings of the study may have implications to aware families and schools in developing countries like Nepal.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nepal