Evaluation of Preventive Behaviors of Addiction among Students: Application of Health Belief Model
Keywords:Addiction, behavior , Health Belief Model.
Background: Addiction is significant health concern worldwide. Addiction is inveterate trouble which is
associated with significant morbidity and mortality.
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to evaluation of preventive behaviors of addiction among students
in Mosul City during apply of Health Belief Model
Materials and Method: This study is based on descriptive design and includes randomly selected students
in Mosul University included (Political Science, Engineering, Sciences and Nursing Colleges). The sample
size was (80) students. Data were gathered in 1st of October / 2019 till 12 of May / 2020 using a questionnaire
method. The instrument consist of two parts; part I, involved, to describe the student’s socio-demographic
characteristic such as (age, gender, grade, college ,socioeconomic status) the part II, involved the using scale
to measure students’ beliefs towards of addiction.
Results: demonstrated that the results of study the overall mean age for the participants was 23.53 (SD =
2.06). Concerning body mass index (BMI) most of participants were normal body weight. The overall mean
BMI for participants was 21.23 (SD = 2.53).
Conclusion: These researchers found that the Health Belief Model concepts toward addiction were the no
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