A study to assess the knowledge among the BAMS students regarding substance abuse in Ganga Sheel Ayurvedic Medical College, Bareilly (U.P) with a view to develop information pamphlet
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Adolescence is a time of great change marked by physical, cognitive, social, emotional and interpersonal changes. It is a period of both opportunities as well as a time of vulnerability and hazard. During this period they make significant choice about their health and develop attitude and health behaviour pattern that will continue into adulthood. As they grow up and develop, they are also influenced by outside factors such as living environment, culture, religion, college and the media. The incidence of substance use is notable at this stage because this is the time for experimentation and identity formation.
A Quantitative research approach with Descriptive research design was used for the study to assess the knowledge of BAMS students on substance abuse. The population comprised of BAMS students. The study was conducted at Ganga Sheel Ayurvedic medical College, Bareilly. Convenient Sampling technique was used to select the 30 subjects from the population. Self developed structured Knowledge questionnaire was used to assess the knowledge of BAMS students on substance abuse.
The results of the study shows that 50% of BAMS students were having average knowledge regarding substance abuse.
The study results indicate that the BAMS students were having average knowledge regarding substance abuse. There is need to improve knowledge of BAMS students regarding substance abuse.
BAMS students, knowledge, substance abuse.