International Journal of Preventive Medicine

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: 2018  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 17-

Risk factors for addiction potential among college students


Mehdi Ranjbaran1, Faeze Mohammadshahi2, Sorour Mani3, Mahmood Karimy2 
1 Department of Public Health, School of Health, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak; Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health and Health Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Public Health, Saveh University of Medical Sciences, Saveh, Iran
3 Department of Public Health, School of Health, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Mehdi Ranjbaran
Department of Public Health, School of Health, Golestan Street, Daneshgah Avenue, Arak
Iran

Background: Tendency toward addiction is provided before drug use begins. The present study aimed to identify the risk factors for addiction potential in the students of Arak University of Medical Sciences. Methods: We conducted this cross-sectional study among 305 students from Arak University of Medical Sciences, Iran in 2016. We selected the students by stratified random sampling and collected the data by family and sociodemographic factors questionnaires and Addiction Potential Scale. Results: Male students, students with low economic status and high family members were more prone to addiction. We identified variable; addiction in close friends, adverse family conditions (dispute with the family), poor economic condition of families, and family size by controlling the effect of other variables, as risk factors for addiction potential. Conclusions: Preventive and intervention actions appear necessary considering the mentioned factors.


How to cite this article:
Ranjbaran M, Mohammadshahi F, Mani S, Karimy M. Risk factors for addiction potential among college students.Int J Prev Med 2018;9:17-17


How to cite this URL:
Ranjbaran M, Mohammadshahi F, Mani S, Karimy M. Risk factors for addiction potential among college students. Int J Prev Med [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Sep 25 ];9:17-17
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