Журнал психологии и психотерапии

Журнал психологии и психотерапии
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ISSN: 2161-0487


Evaluation of Type of Adolescents' Beliefs about Harmfulness Addictive Drugs and the Role of Education in Changing their Opinion (Health Belief Model)

Nazer M, Mokhtaree MR and Agha Mohammad Hasani P

In this semi-experimental study, general knowledge of 60 high school students about different kinds of drugs was assessed by a 60-question test. Four 45-minute training session was held for the effects, side effects and treatment methods of drugs. Their general knowledge was re-evaluated at the end of this course. Data analyzed with t-test. The accurate general knowledge of the groups about drugs did not exceed 50%. No significant difference was observed between the experimental female and male groups. Through a short-time training course, the level of the false knowledge of the students can be decreased and the level of their accurate knowledge can be increased.