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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem

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MATUTE, Rosa Camila  and  PILLON, Sandra Cristina. Alcohol consumption by nursing students in Honduras. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2008, vol.16, n.spe, pp.584-589. ISSN 1518-8345.

The recreational use of alcohol is very frequent in the life of college students. A descriptive study was carried out with nursing students in Honduras, where the use of psychoactive substances represents a considerable health problem, especially the use of alcohol. This study identified that 74.9% were abstinent. Nevertheless, the study focused on drinkers, whose consumption pattern may be changing over time. According to the sample characteristics, most subjects were young working women, students, and Christians. These variables should be considered in the investigation of protective factors against drinking, and in designing preventive actions in the university context.

Keywords : alcoholism [prevention & control]; student, nursing.

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