Medical students' knowledge, attitudes and behaviours related to substance use in Lebanon: a cross-sectional survey.

Medical students' knowledge, attitudes and behaviours related to substance use in Lebanon: a cross-sectional survey. East Mediterr Health J. 2018 Jan 02;23(11):734-743 Authors: Assaf G, Noureddine S, Kouyoumdjian SP, El Khoury J Abstract The study aims were to explore the knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of Lebanese medical students related to substance use and to determine prevalence and psychosocial predictors. A cross-sectional survey of 231 medical students (48.6% male; 53.1% preclinical, 46.9% clinical) was conducted during June 2012-July 2013. The questionnaire addressed knowledge and attitudes about substance use, religiosity, depression, anxiety and demographic characteristics. The knowledge score was 52.7% (standard deviation 14.4%), and was significantly lower in 2nd year students (48.53%) than in 3rd and 4th year students (57.5% and 57.4%) (P
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