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Prevalence of risky behaviors and related factors among students of Dezful

(2017) Prevalence of risky behaviors and related factors among students of Dezful. Iranian Journal of Psychiatry. pp. 188-193. ISSN 17354587 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Objective: There is a likelihood of risky behaviors such as drug abuse, risky sexual behavior, and adaptability issues in young ages. The present study aimed at investigating the prevalence of risky behaviors among students of Dezful University of Medical Sciences in 2014. Methods: This was a descriptive-analytical cross sectional study, with a random sampling approach. Scale of measuring risky behaviors was used to measure the risky behaviors (high speed driving, maim, drug use, and sexual behaviors) and related factors. The mean, standard deviation, Chi-square tests, t tests, and ANOVA were used for data analysis. Results: The study was conducted on 150 (50) female and 150 (50) male students. Most of the participants aged 20 to 24 years. A statistically significant difference was obtained between the average scores of risky behaviors among female and male students (p<0.05). The results of the present study revealed that the prevalence of risky behaviors, high speed driving, and drug consumption was different among the students of various study fields (p < 0.05). Conclusion: The prevalence of risky behaviors among students of Dezful University was relatively low, and the prevalence of these behaviors in female students was far less than in male students. Risky behaviors were associated with background variables, except for mother's occupation.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Dezful Drug abuse Iran Risky behavior Risky sexual behavior Students adult Article assault assessment of humans behavior cross-sectional study descriptive research drug use female high risk behavior human Iranian Adolescents Risk Taking Scale male prevalence questionnaire sexual behavior speed driving student young adult
Divisions: Shoushtar Faculty of Medical Sciences > Department of Basic Science
Page Range: pp. 188-193
Journal or Publication Title: Iranian Journal of Psychiatry
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 12
Number: 3
ISSN: 17354587 (ISSN)
Depositing User: خانم نجمه نوارباف
URI: http://eprints.shoushtarums.ac.ir/id/eprint/34

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