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safa M, Saki M, Tarrahi M J, Mohagegh P. A comparative study of high school students attitude and knowledge towards Ecstasy in risky and non risky areas in Khorramabad in 2006. yafte. 2009; 11 (1) :23-30
URL: http://yafte.lums.ac.ir/article-1-136-en.html

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Background: The investigation done in recent years have shown considerable prevalence of ecstasy abuse as a drug desirable for the youth. The present study tries to view the high school students knowledge and attitude towards Ecstasy in risky and non- risky areas in Khorramabad city.

Materials and Methods: In this study, a 200 male and female students were selected using random multiphase sampling. A questionnaire with 50 items was used as data gathering tool. The data were analyzed using statistical variance.

Results: The results showed that in risky areas of the city 6.2 % of the subjects had positive attitude towards ecstasy and 45.45 % had highly negative attitude. In non risky areas 2% of the subjects had positive attitude and 8.2 % had highly negative attitude towards ecstasy.

In surveying the degree of knowledge and awareness towards ecstasy,44.29% of the subjects in risky areas had poor knowledge and 7.1% had high level of knowledge.In non risky areas 48.5% had poor knowledge and 42.5% had average and 5% had high level of knowledge towards ecstasy. The analyzed data showed that there was no significant relationship between the students’ attitude and level of knowledge with their parents job, education, sex, age and the number of siblings.There was a significant relationship between students level of knowledge and their school performance while these two variables had no relationship with students attitude.

Conclusion: Based on the obtained findings, it is suggested that responsible bodies improve and enhance the public knowledge of people by the mass media. This matter should be emphasized more in risky areas.

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Received: 2010/02/7

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