Examining the rural influence on non medical prescription drug use (NMPDU) in a university population: Pilot phase 1
This study used mixed-methods study design with focus groups (Phase 1) to inform a campus-wide survey (Phase 2). For Phase 1, 40 students (32 from the general student population; 8 from the Center for Addiction Recovery) were recruited to participate in 5 focus groups of 8 students each. Focus groups were recorded and these audio files were transcribed into text files which were loaded into Atlas.ti, a qualitative data analysis software, for analysis. Classical three-pass coding was performed. Open-ended coding during the first pass-through to locate themes and assign initial codes, the second pass, combined themes to form cluster of concepts from open coding, The final coding was used to determine the types of comparisons, and select relevant themes to guide Phase 2. Higher prevalence of NMPDU in the rural environment is discussed as well as perceptions of NMPDU gleaned from these focus groups
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Diversity and culture
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences
Describe the prevalence of nonmedical prescription drug use among college students at a rural southeastern college campus. Identify correlates of nonmedical prescription drug use among college students at a rural southeastern college campus. Identify possible influences of rural and urban background on nonmedical prescription drug use among college students at a rural southeastern college campus.
Keyword(s): Prescription Drug Abuse and Misuse, Rural Health
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