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Smoking intensity and its relation to general health of the students of kerman university of medical sciences, iran.
Addict Health 2013 Summer-Autumn; 5(3-4):102-7AH

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Considering the need for a better understanding of smoking among the student population and its impact on their mental health and their success, this study was conducted in Kerman Medical Sciences University.

METHODS

This cross-sectional study on 772 students, chosen by random sampling, was conducted in 2007. Subjects were assessed with 28-question questionnaires that included demographic questions, questions about smoking, fagerstrom nicotine dependence test, and a general health questionnaire (GHQ).

FINDINGS

The prevalence of smoking was 15. 8%. Records of failing in high school and conditional failures of a university semester in smokers were significantly higher than non-smokers. The average scores of the mental health questionnaires showed a significant difference between smokers and non-smokers (P < 0.001). Based on the results, 35.2% of smokers and 5.9% of non-smokers had mental illnesses.

CONCLUSION

Since cigarette dependence in teens and youth are significantly high and failures in education and mental health disorders are more common among them, it is necessary that the authorities pay more attention to the social skill training and timely diagnosis of mental disorders.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Psychiatrist, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.Associate Professor, Neurosciences Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.General Practitioner, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24494166

Citation

Nasirian, Mansoureh, et al. "Smoking Intensity and Its Relation to General Health of the Students of Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran." Addiction & Health, vol. 5, no. 3-4, 2013, pp. 102-7.
Nasirian M, Ziaaddini H, Asadollahi S. Smoking intensity and its relation to general health of the students of kerman university of medical sciences, iran. Addict Health. 2013;5(3-4):102-7.
Nasirian, M., Ziaaddini, H., & Asadollahi, S. (2013). Smoking intensity and its relation to general health of the students of kerman university of medical sciences, iran. Addiction & Health, 5(3-4), pp. 102-7.
Nasirian M, Ziaaddini H, Asadollahi S. Smoking Intensity and Its Relation to General Health of the Students of Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran. Addict Health. 2013;5(3-4):102-7. PubMed PMID: 24494166.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Smoking intensity and its relation to general health of the students of kerman university of medical sciences, iran. AU - Nasirian,Mansoureh, AU - Ziaaddini,Hassan, AU - Asadollahi,Somayeh, PY - 2012/11/02/received PY - 2013/02/07/accepted PY - 2014/2/5/entrez PY - 2014/2/5/pubmed PY - 2014/2/5/medline KW - Cigarettes KW - Frequency KW - Kerman KW - Public health KW - Students SP - 102 EP - 7 JF - Addiction & health JO - Addict Health VL - 5 IS - 3-4 N2 - BACKGROUND: Considering the need for a better understanding of smoking among the student population and its impact on their mental health and their success, this study was conducted in Kerman Medical Sciences University. METHODS: This cross-sectional study on 772 students, chosen by random sampling, was conducted in 2007. Subjects were assessed with 28-question questionnaires that included demographic questions, questions about smoking, fagerstrom nicotine dependence test, and a general health questionnaire (GHQ). FINDINGS: The prevalence of smoking was 15. 8%. Records of failing in high school and conditional failures of a university semester in smokers were significantly higher than non-smokers. The average scores of the mental health questionnaires showed a significant difference between smokers and non-smokers (P < 0.001). Based on the results, 35.2% of smokers and 5.9% of non-smokers had mental illnesses. CONCLUSION: Since cigarette dependence in teens and youth are significantly high and failures in education and mental health disorders are more common among them, it is necessary that the authorities pay more attention to the social skill training and timely diagnosis of mental disorders. SN - 2008-4633 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24494166/Smoking_intensity_and_its_relation_to_general_health_of_the_students_of_kerman_university_of_medical_sciences_iran_ L2 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/24494166/ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -