International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Analysis Study Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 11 Issue 12, December 2022


A Study to Assess the Awareness and Attitude towards Ill Effects of Substance Use among Students in Selected Nursing Colleges

Gorrey Preethi Amulya | Binil Velayudhan | Asha K Nayak


Abstract: Objectives: To assess the awareness towards ill effects of substance use among nursing students, to assess the attitude towards ill effects of substance use among nursing students, and to find out the relationship between awareness and attitude towards ill effects of substance use among nursing students. Material and Methods: A total of 282 undergraduate nursing students from Udupi District, Karnataka, India were recruited for the study. The data collection tools used were Socio-Demographic proforma, a structured questionnaire regarding awareness on substance use, and the Alcohol and drug attitude scale (ADAS). Both descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data. Results: The majority of the students (40.7%) had poor awareness on the ill effects of substance use and 91.1% had a positive attitude regarding the ill effects of substance use. There was no significant relationship was found between awareness and attitude toward the ill effects of substance use among nursing students (r = .021, p-value = .731). Conclusion: There is a need to conduct an awareness program on substance use and its ill effects among college students to improve awareness and choose the right path.


Keywords: attitude, awareness, drug addiction, students, substance use


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 12, December 2022,


Pages: 1152 - 1156


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