Theme: Student wellbeing
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Drugs and vigil in health sciences students: a cost of the academic performance.
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Background

The academic activities of the students of Health Sciences, is highly demanding and competitive, so you often have to change sleep and leisure-time study.

In this scenario, the consumption of drugs stimulating the central nervous system (FESNC) appears as a good alternative to maintain a good level of qualifications.

Summary of Work

Objective:

To evaluate the use of FESNC by students majoring in Medicine and Dentistry

Methods:

During the 2nd half of 2012, we designed a descriptive study (cross) based on the application of a structured questionnaire to 344 students majoring in Dentistry and Medicine, coursing between 2 and 5 years, with an academic curriculum of 40 hours weekly.

The study was approved by the Ethics Committee of the Universidad Andrés Bello.

Only surveys assessed entirely answered.

The results are shown as percentages with respect to the totals obtained.

Summary of Results

Results:

Of the respondents, only 14% reported not consuming any substance in relation to their studies.

The 50% of respondents referred consume energy drinks; 37.4% consumes FESNC  and 14.9% tranquilizing drugs.

The main reason is consumer maintaining wakefulness to increase the hours of study (68.6%).

Only 14.1% have medical indication.

Despite the high number of individuals using any substance, only 46.7% said often get the desired effect. 

Conclusion

 

 

FESNC consumption is common among students of Health Sciences,

in favor of keeping vigil to increase the hours of study.

 

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