Family Structure; Process of Family Life, Communication Patterns and Prevalence of Smoking, Alcohol and Illicit Drug Use Among Primary Children

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335134
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Family Structure; Process of Family Life, Communication Patterns and Prevalence of Smoking, Alcohol and Illicit Drug Use Among Primary Children
Other Titles:
Traumatic Issues in the Pediatric Population
Author(s):
Mak, Yim Wah; Loke, Alice Yuen
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Pi Iota
Author Details:
Yim Wah Mak, PhD, RN, RM, BSc, MSc, yw.mak@polyu.edu.hk; Alice Yuen Loke, PhD, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, July 28, 2014: Purpose: This study examined the family structure; process of family life, communication patterns and patterns of smoking, alcohol and illicit drug use among primary children in a deprived district in Hong Kong. Methods: A two-stage random sample of primary five and six school children aged 10-12 years were recruited from 5 schools in two deprived districts in Hong Kong. Children from the schools were completed structured questionnaires in the classroom. Their family life (structure, parenting patterns and process), communication patterns and practices of health risk behaviors (smoking, alcohol and illicit drug use). Results: The prevalence of experimentation with smoking, alcohol use and illicit drug use among primary 5 -6 children were 1.1%, 28% and 0.1% among the 796 children who have completed the questionnaire. Most of the participated children were males (53.8%), living with fathers (85.3%), mothers (93.5%) or siblings (66.8%). The study shows that near half of the fathers (47.3%) and the mothers (61%) were perceived had communicated with their children about consequences of smoking, alcohol or drug use. Children who perceived 'authoritarian' or 'neglecting' parents reported more experimentation with smoking, alcohol or illicit drug use. Conclusion: The results of the present study suggest that prevalence of smoking and illicit drug experimentation is congruent between children from the deprived districts and the general Hong Kong population. However, our data revealed a significant higher ever use of alcohol among children from the two districts than the general population. Perceptions of young children on family life which are importance for their experimentation with health risk behaviors.
Keywords:
smoking, drinking alcohol; illicit drug use; family life
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014 ; 17-Nov-2014
Other Identifiers:
INRC14M05
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleFamily Structure; Process of Family Life, Communication Patterns and Prevalence of Smoking, Alcohol and Illicit Drug Use Among Primary Childrenen
dc.title.alternativeTraumatic Issues in the Pediatric Populationen
dc.contributor.authorMak, Yim Wahen
dc.contributor.authorLoke, Alice Yuenen
dc.contributor.departmentPi Iotaen
dc.author.detailsYim Wah Mak, PhD, RN, RM, BSc, MSc, yw.mak@polyu.edu.hk; Alice Yuen Loke, PhD, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335134-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, July 28, 2014: Purpose: This study examined the family structure; process of family life, communication patterns and patterns of smoking, alcohol and illicit drug use among primary children in a deprived district in Hong Kong. Methods: A two-stage random sample of primary five and six school children aged 10-12 years were recruited from 5 schools in two deprived districts in Hong Kong. Children from the schools were completed structured questionnaires in the classroom. Their family life (structure, parenting patterns and process), communication patterns and practices of health risk behaviors (smoking, alcohol and illicit drug use). Results: The prevalence of experimentation with smoking, alcohol use and illicit drug use among primary 5 -6 children were 1.1%, 28% and 0.1% among the 796 children who have completed the questionnaire. Most of the participated children were males (53.8%), living with fathers (85.3%), mothers (93.5%) or siblings (66.8%). The study shows that near half of the fathers (47.3%) and the mothers (61%) were perceived had communicated with their children about consequences of smoking, alcohol or drug use. Children who perceived 'authoritarian' or 'neglecting' parents reported more experimentation with smoking, alcohol or illicit drug use. Conclusion: The results of the present study suggest that prevalence of smoking and illicit drug experimentation is congruent between children from the deprived districts and the general Hong Kong population. However, our data revealed a significant higher ever use of alcohol among children from the two districts than the general population. Perceptions of young children on family life which are importance for their experimentation with health risk behaviors.en
dc.subjectsmoking, drinking alcoholen
dc.subjectillicit drug useen
dc.subjectfamily lifeen
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:45:08Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:45:08Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
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