Adolescent Alcohol and Drug Abuse among Adolescents: Attitudes, Behaviors and Associated Factors in Mopani District, Limpopo South Africa

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/601876
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Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Adolescent Alcohol and Drug Abuse among Adolescents: Attitudes, Behaviors and Associated Factors in Mopani District, Limpopo South Africa
Other Titles:
Drug Abuse in the Pediatric Population: Mental Health's Effect on Addictions [Session]
Author(s):
Risenga, Patrone Rebecca
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Tau Lambda-at-Large
Author Details:
Patrone Rebecca Risenga, DipNrsSc, BCur, HonsCur, MACur, MHPE, DCur, rebecca.risenga@gmail.com
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, July 26, 2015: Purpose of this study was to assess the attitudes and behaviors regarding alcohol and other drug abuse among adolescents and associated factors in Mopani district, Limpopo of South Africa. 'Methods: A cross-sectional, explorative, descriptive research design was applied. Random sampling was applied to collect data from different areas of greater Giyani. Study participants were engaged on interviews using questionnaires. A total of 111 questionnaire samples were collected to assess the prevalence of alcohol, drugs and substance abuse. Data was analysed by entering it into Microsoft excel spread sheets, categorized and summarized. Results: 'Males were found to be using more alcohol as compared to females, Adolescents whose parents indulge in alcohol were found to abuse alcohol more as compared to adolescents whose parents don't drink alcohol. Drug use and smoking were less likely available around the area. Having unprotected sex was increased by alcohol use predisposing adolescents to HIV and other STI's. The majority of the adolescents' believed something should be done to curb alcohol use by the adolescents in the area Conclusion: The use of these findings may bring change to the adolescents in this country and hence promote healthy living.
Keywords:
Teenagers; Alcohol and abuse abuse
Repository Posting Date:
17-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
17-Mar-2016 ; 17-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC15K08
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
26th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Description:
Research Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

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dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleAdolescent Alcohol and Drug Abuse among Adolescents: Attitudes, Behaviors and Associated Factors in Mopani District, Limpopo South Africaen
dc.title.alternativeDrug Abuse in the Pediatric Population: Mental Health's Effect on Addictions [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorRisenga, Patrone Rebeccaen
dc.contributor.departmentTau Lambda-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsPatrone Rebecca Risenga, DipNrsSc, BCur, HonsCur, MACur, MHPE, DCur, rebecca.risenga@gmail.comen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/601876-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, July 26, 2015: Purpose of this study was to assess the attitudes and behaviors regarding alcohol and other drug abuse among adolescents and associated factors in Mopani district, Limpopo of South Africa. 'Methods: A cross-sectional, explorative, descriptive research design was applied. Random sampling was applied to collect data from different areas of greater Giyani. Study participants were engaged on interviews using questionnaires. A total of 111 questionnaire samples were collected to assess the prevalence of alcohol, drugs and substance abuse. Data was analysed by entering it into Microsoft excel spread sheets, categorized and summarized. Results: 'Males were found to be using more alcohol as compared to females, Adolescents whose parents indulge in alcohol were found to abuse alcohol more as compared to adolescents whose parents don't drink alcohol. Drug use and smoking were less likely available around the area. Having unprotected sex was increased by alcohol use predisposing adolescents to HIV and other STI's. The majority of the adolescents' believed something should be done to curb alcohol use by the adolescents in the area Conclusion: The use of these findings may bring change to the adolescents in this country and hence promote healthy living.en
dc.subjectTeenagersen
dc.subjectAlcohol and abuse abuseen
dc.date.available2016-03-17T12:57:55Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-17-
dc.date.issued2016-03-17en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T12:57:55Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name26th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationSan Juan, Puerto Ricoen
dc.descriptionResearch Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.en
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