Thompson, S. A.; Paul, Tomlin J.; Holder-Nevins, Desmalee
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Community Health and Psychiatry
To Smoke or Not to Smoke: Understanding Ganja Use in Adolescents [Abstract]
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
Objective: To determine the effect of attitude and subjective influences on the prevalence of ganja use among adolescents in St. Thomas, Jamaica. Design and Methods: Two hundred and ten students aged 12-17 years were randomly selected from three randomly selected high schools in St. Thomas. A self-administered questionnaire, modified from the Ministry of Health/National Council on Drug Abuse School Survey Questionanire to meet the study objective, was given after receiving consent from each school's administration. SPSS version 11.0 was used for data analysis. Using a structured guide, 18 students also participated in two focus group discussions analyzed using a framework approach.....