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The significance of information variables in polydrug use by adolescents: insights from a cross-sectional study in Tarragona (Spain)

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    Identifier: imarina:9366485
  • Authors:

    de Andrés-Sánchez, J
    Belzunegui-Eraso, A
    Valls-Fonayet, F
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    Author, as appears in the article.: de Andrés-Sánchez, J; Belzunegui-Eraso, A; Valls-Fonayet, F
    Department: Gestió d'Empreses
    URV's Author/s: Belzunegui Eraso, Angel Gabriel / De Andrés Sànchez, Jorge / Valls Fonayet, Francesc
    Keywords: Trends Substance use Polydrug use Peer Norms Non-monitored information sources Nicotine Monitored information sources Health literacy Behaviors Alcohol-use Adolescence
    Abstract: Substance use, especially among adolescents, is a significant public health concern, with profound implications for physical and psychological development. This study aimed to evaluate the quantity and sources of information available to adolescents regarding polydrug use. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in Tarragona involving adolescents with an average age of 16.44 years. This study assessed the number of substances used (alcohol, cigarettes, and cannabis) in the past month, along with information sources related to substance use. Monitored sources (e.g., schools, parents, and mass media) and unmonitored sources (e.g., peers, siblings, internet) were distinguished. In addition, four individual and four environmental control variables were considered. Multinomial logistic regression analysis revealed that incorporating variables related to adolescents' substance use information and its sources enhanced the explanatory model, surpassing control variables. The degree of information about substance use did not significantly explain consumption patterns, but the number of information sources, both monitored and unmonitored, did. The unmonitored sources were associated with increased polydrug use. Conversely, greater reliance on supervised sources for information was linked to reduced single-substance and polydrug use. This protective effect increased with an increase in the number of substances used. In conclusion, information obtained from monitored sources acts as a deterrent to substance consumption, consistent with findings suggesting that greater health literacy among adolescents discourages substance use. Conversely, this study suggests that information from more informal sources may encourage heavier polydrug use, aligning with reports indicating that adolescents with a more comprehensive understanding of substance use consequences tend to engage in heavier drug use.
    Thematic Areas: Zootecnia / recursos pesqueiros Saúde coletiva Química Odontología Nutrição Neuroscience (miscellaneous) Neuroscience (all) Multidisciplinary sciences Medicine (miscellaneous) Medicina ii Medicina i Materiais Interdisciplinar Geociências General neuroscience General medicine General biochemistry,genetics and molecular biology General agricultural and biological sciences Ensino Engenharias iv Engenharias iii Engenharias ii Educação física Ciências biológicas iii Ciências biológicas ii Ciências biológicas i Ciências agrárias i Ciência política e relações internacionais Ciência de alimentos Biotecnología Biodiversidade Biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology (miscellaneous) Biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology (all) Astronomia / física Agricultural and biological sciences (miscellaneous) Agricultural and biological sciences (all) Administração pública e de empresas, ciências contábeis e turismo
    licence for use: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
    Author's mail: francesc.valls@urv.cat jorge.deandres@urv.cat jorge.deandres@urv.cat angel.belzunegui@urv.cat
    Author identifier: 0000-0003-2801-2356 0000-0002-7715-779X 0000-0002-7715-779X 0000-0002-6355-1593
    Record's date: 2024-07-20
    Papper version: info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
    Link to the original source: https://peerj.com/articles/16801/
    Licence document URL: http://repositori.urv.cat/ca/proteccio-de-dades/
    Papper original source: Peerj. 12 e16801-
    APA: de Andrés-Sánchez, J; Belzunegui-Eraso, A; Valls-Fonayet, F (2024). The significance of information variables in polydrug use by adolescents: insights from a cross-sectional study in Tarragona (Spain). Peerj, 12(), e16801-. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.16801
    Article's DOI: 10.7717/peerj.16801
    Entity: Universitat Rovira i Virgili
    Journal publication year: 2024
    Publication Type: Journal Publications
  • Keywords:

    Agricultural and Biological Sciences (Miscellaneous),Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (Miscellaneous),Medicine (Miscellaneous),Multidisciplinary Sciences,Neuroscience (Miscellaneous)
    Trends
    Substance use
    Polydrug use
    Peer
    Norms
    Non-monitored information sources
    Nicotine
    Monitored information sources
    Health literacy
    Behaviors
    Alcohol-use
    Adolescence
    Zootecnia / recursos pesqueiros
    Saúde coletiva
    Química
    Odontología
    Nutrição
    Neuroscience (miscellaneous)
    Neuroscience (all)
    Multidisciplinary sciences
    Medicine (miscellaneous)
    Medicina ii
    Medicina i
    Materiais
    Interdisciplinar
    Geociências
    General neuroscience
    General medicine
    General biochemistry,genetics and molecular biology
    General agricultural and biological sciences
    Ensino
    Engenharias iv
    Engenharias iii
    Engenharias ii
    Educação física
    Ciências biológicas iii
    Ciências biológicas ii
    Ciências biológicas i
    Ciências agrárias i
    Ciência política e relações internacionais
    Ciência de alimentos
    Biotecnología
    Biodiversidade
    Biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology (miscellaneous)
    Biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology (all)
    Astronomia / física
    Agricultural and biological sciences (miscellaneous)
    Agricultural and biological sciences (all)
    Administração pública e de empresas, ciências contábeis e turismo
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