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Religious attitude associated with general health and smoking in Iranian students.
Addict Health 2010 Winter-Spring; 2(1-2):1-7AH

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Given the university students' model role in the society and the importance of period of university education in selecting behavioral methods and lifestyles in the future have made it necessary to study the smoking pattern and its associated factors and complications among students. The aim of this study was to compare religious attitude and mental health between smoking and non-smoking students.

METHODS

In this research, religious attitude and mental health was studied in 1065 smoking and non-smoking students of Kerman University of Medical Sciences. In this study, three questionnaires were used (Demographic Questionnaire, General Health Questionnaire and Religious Attitude Scale Questionnaire) which were completed by the students voluntarily. The data were analyzed by descriptive statistic methods, multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA), t-test, Pearson correlation, and regression coefficient.

FINDINGS

The mean age of smokers was 20 years and most of the smokers were male (78.9%), single (86.5%) and in BS or BA degree (52.5%). Most of them smoked a cigarette or more in the past month. The average age of start of smoking was 18 years. There was no significant difference between religious attitude and mental health in smoking students in terms of gender but in non-smoking students there was a significant difference in this regard. Smoking students had lower mental health status and religious attitude in comparison with non-smoking students. Between religious attitude and general health in smoking and non-smoking students was also a direct association.

CONCLUSION

Due to psychological and physiological consequences of cigarette smoking, promoting smoking prevention by religious missionaries and university professors, and helping the students to quit smoking by counselors, psychologists and psychiatrics are necessary.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Islamic Mysticism, Neuroscience Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.Psychologist, Neuroscience Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Neuroscience Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.Research Expert, Neuroscience Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24494094

Citation

Divsalar, Kouros, et al. "Religious Attitude Associated With General Health and Smoking in Iranian Students." Addiction & Health, vol. 2, no. 1-2, 2010, pp. 1-7.
Divsalar K, Nejadnaderi S, Nakhaee N, et al. Religious attitude associated with general health and smoking in Iranian students. Addict Health. 2010;2(1-2):1-7.
Divsalar, K., Nejadnaderi, S., Nakhaee, N., & Rouhani, S. (2010). Religious attitude associated with general health and smoking in Iranian students. Addiction & Health, 2(1-2), pp. 1-7.
Divsalar K, et al. Religious Attitude Associated With General Health and Smoking in Iranian Students. Addict Health. 2010;2(1-2):1-7. PubMed PMID: 24494094.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Religious attitude associated with general health and smoking in Iranian students. AU - Divsalar,Kouros, AU - Nejadnaderi,Samira, AU - Nakhaee,Nowzar, AU - Rouhani,Saed, PY - 2010/01/06/received PY - 2010/04/10/accepted PY - 2014/2/5/entrez PY - 2010/1/1/pubmed PY - 2010/1/1/medline KW - Cigarette smoker KW - Mental health KW - Religious attitude KW - Student SP - 1 EP - 7 JF - Addiction & health JO - Addict Health VL - 2 IS - 1-2 N2 - BACKGROUND: Given the university students' model role in the society and the importance of period of university education in selecting behavioral methods and lifestyles in the future have made it necessary to study the smoking pattern and its associated factors and complications among students. The aim of this study was to compare religious attitude and mental health between smoking and non-smoking students. METHODS: In this research, religious attitude and mental health was studied in 1065 smoking and non-smoking students of Kerman University of Medical Sciences. In this study, three questionnaires were used (Demographic Questionnaire, General Health Questionnaire and Religious Attitude Scale Questionnaire) which were completed by the students voluntarily. The data were analyzed by descriptive statistic methods, multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA), t-test, Pearson correlation, and regression coefficient. FINDINGS: The mean age of smokers was 20 years and most of the smokers were male (78.9%), single (86.5%) and in BS or BA degree (52.5%). Most of them smoked a cigarette or more in the past month. The average age of start of smoking was 18 years. There was no significant difference between religious attitude and mental health in smoking students in terms of gender but in non-smoking students there was a significant difference in this regard. Smoking students had lower mental health status and religious attitude in comparison with non-smoking students. Between religious attitude and general health in smoking and non-smoking students was also a direct association. CONCLUSION: Due to psychological and physiological consequences of cigarette smoking, promoting smoking prevention by religious missionaries and university professors, and helping the students to quit smoking by counselors, psychologists and psychiatrics are necessary. SN - 2008-4633 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24494094/Religious_attitude_associated_with_general_health_and_smoking_in_Iranian_students_ L2 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/24494094/ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -