Dokuz EyPhsycial Addiction Levels of Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Dentistry Studentslül Üniversitesi Diş Hekimliği Fakültesi Öğrencilerinin Fiziksel Bağımlılık Düzeyleri


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Güvenç P., Erten Can S. H., Efeoğlu C.

Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Diş Hekimliği Fakültesi Diş Hekimliği Eğitimi Uluslararası Kongresi, İzmir, Turkey, 3 - 04 June 2022, pp.15

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: İzmir
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.15
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Introduction: Tobacco use and substance addiction are the leading causes of general health all over the world. The aim of this study is to investigate the substance addiction levels and causes of dentistry students. Materials and methods: Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Dentistry 1st grade students (n=48) were included in our study. Participants were asked questions about their demographic characteristics and substance addiction. Statistical analysis was completed using the chi-suqare test and IBM SPSS Statistics 24 program. Results: It was observed that the mean age of the participants was 19.22, 46% (n=22) were female and 54% (n=26) were male. It was determined that 56% of them live in a city center and 62% of them have nuclear family type. While 68% of the participants stated their family income as average, 54% defined their health status as good. 21% of our students stated that they smoke and 77% of them drink alcohol. It was determined that as the education level of the mother and the the father increased, the rate of smoking decreased (p<0.05). It was determined that if the mother or father smoked, the level of smoking increased in the participants (p<0.05). Conclusion: It was determined that the age of onset of smoking and alcohol use of the participants coincided with the period when they were studying at university. For this reason, more extensive information about smoking, alcohol use and its harms should be included in dentistry faculties. In addition to increasing the knowledge level of students, their attitudes and behaviors related to addictions should be improved. Keywords: dentistry student, alcohol, tobacco products