Knowledge and attitude of final year medical students of a Nigerian university to cannabis use

  • E.O Adayonfo
  • J Ajokpaniovo
  • O.O Akanni
Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Medical students, Nigerian, University, Cannabis

Abstract

High prevalence rate of cannabis use has been found among medical trainees; this study determined lifetime, past year and current prevalence rates of cannabis use among final year medical students of a Nigerian University and found out if there were significant gender differences in the prevalence, knowledge and attitude to cannabis use. A questionnaire which consisted of socio-demographic/other variables and the World Health Organization Questionnaire for Student Drug Use Surveys was administered. The current, past year and lifetime prevalence rates of cannabis use were 3.8%, 5.7% and 9.4% respectively. There was no significant difference in the lifetime prevalence rate of cannabis use and knowledge of cannabis use between male and female students. However, more males had friends who used cannabis and this was statistically significant.

Published
2020-08-31
Section
Articles

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