Comportamentos de risco relacionado com o consumo de substâncias psicoativas em crianças e jovens da cidade de Lisboa

Translated title of the contribution: Risk behaviors to psychoactive substances use in children and young people in Lisbon

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Abstract

Objective: To characterize the risk behavior of the psychoactive substances use in a youth population of Lisbon. Method: An observational, descriptive, cross-sectional study. Participants were 113 children and young people who responded to the Portuguese version of the Risk and Health Behavior questionnaire - Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Results: Participants with regard to age were between 9-13, most attending the 5th grade, living with parents, had good school performance, good relationship with colleagues while 1/4 refer problems. When concerned, recourse to the mother, but it is significant the attention of peers. As for the trial of psychoactive substances was found: 9.7% tobacco, 19.5% alcohol, other substances 5.3%. Conclusion: With regard to risk behavior stands primarily to early alcohol testing. Emerged as protective factors: family relationship and relationship with the school space. This age group may constitute the ideal time for prevention.
Translated title of the contributionRisk behaviors to psychoactive substances use in children and young people in Lisbon
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)108-117
Number of pages10
JournalEnfermeria Global
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017

Keywords

  • Children
  • School
  • Prevention
  • Psychoactive drugs

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