Factors associated with tobacco and illicit drugs in students: contributions for nursing

Camila Biazus Dalcin (Lead / Corresponding author), Dirce Stein Backes, Fabrício Batistin Zanatta, Jéssica Ineu Dotto, Maria De Lurdes Lopes De Freitas Lomba, Martha Helena Teixeira Souza

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    Objective: To identify factors associated with tobacco and illicit drugs in public school students.

    Methods: This study is observational, cross-sectional, and analytical. The sample consists of 435 students from the fifth grade of elementary school to the end of high school. Data were collected through interviews using a structured questionnaire. For data analysis, the Poisson Regression Model was used. The discussion is anchored in Complex Thought in order to broaden the understanding of the phenomenon of tobacco and illicit drugs.

    Results: Family income and the period of study were factors associated with the prevalence of risk, and dark-skinned people are associated with illicit drugs as an indicator of protection.

    Conclusion: The health and social phenomena such as tobacco and illicit drugs should be perceived in a more expanded and contextualized way, in which the nurses have an inclusive and proactive role.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)152-158
    Number of pages7
    JournalNursing & Care Open Access Journal
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2018


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