Journal of Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences University

EDITORIAL
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 527--529

A study of patterns of substance used in final year MBBS students part 1 and part 2


Nainika Shah, Shruti Bajaj, Ankit Yadav, Mayuri Jain 
 Interns, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, DMIMS Deemed to be University, Sawangi, Meghe, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Nainika Shah
Interns, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, DMIMS Deemed to be University, Sawangi, Meghe, Wardha, Maharashtra
India




How to cite this article:
Shah N, Bajaj S, Yadav A, Jain M. A study of patterns of substance used in final year MBBS students part 1 and part 2.J Datta Meghe Inst Med Sci Univ 2022;17:527-529


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Shah N, Bajaj S, Yadav A, Jain M. A study of patterns of substance used in final year MBBS students part 1 and part 2. J Datta Meghe Inst Med Sci Univ [serial online] 2022 [cited 2023 Jan 28 ];17:527-529
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 Background



Substance-related disorders have become matters of global concern because of its negative impact on individuals' health, financial, social, and professional life. The most common substances are cigarettes, alcohol, and psychedelics. This study aims to find out the pattern of substance used in MBBS students.

Aim and objectives

To find out the pattern of substance use in final-year Part 1 and Part 2 MBBS studentsTo compare the substance use in final-year part 1 and part 2 MBBS students.

 Methodology



Study duration – 2 monthsStudy type– Descriptive, cross-sectionalSample size – Final MBBS Part 1 and Part 2 studentsInclusion criteria – All students who are presentExclusion criteria – Final MBBS Part 1 and Part 2 students who are suffering from any diagnosed mental illness.

Materials used

Informed consent form with confidentiality clause includedSemi-structured case record formStatistical evaluation done by descriptive statistics.

Data analysis was done using MS Excel.

The major reasons that came in front for substance use are peer pressure, flamboyancy, and homesickness. The minor reasons stated are financial stress, anxiety of curriculum, failures, and boredom.

 Discussion



The most common substance abuse is found to be alcohol and smoking due to easy availability and little problem in acquiring them. The students admitted that they started substance abuse due to peer pressure, examination stress, flamboyancy, boredom, and home sickness. Our study was able to explain the pattern of substance abuse and was able to point out that there is no single reason for that. It requires a larger and complex study to know the pattern of substance abuse in medical students [Table 1], [Table 2], [Table 3], [Table 4].{Table 1}{Table 2}{Table 3}{Table 4}

 Conclusion



On the basis of findings of our study, we can conclude the following:

Substance use is higher in final-year Part 1 and final-year Part 2 studentsMost frequently substance used is alcohol and cigarette smoking (easily available)Some of the important reasons playing role are examination stress, boredom, peer pressure, and flamboyancy; others include financial stress, personal problems, anxiety, and fatigueSubstance used is in higher frequency and for longer duration.

Summary

Purpose of the study is to find and compare the patterns of substance use in final-year MBBS Part 1 and Part 2 students. It is a cross-sectional descriptive study in which subjects were asked to fill a questionnaire. Sample size is 56 final-year Part 1 and 74 final-year Part 2 students. Prevalence of substance used in final-year Part 1 MBBS students was 75% and in final-year Part 2 MBBS students was 60.81%. Majority of students started using substance during the MBBS. Most significant reasons were flamboyancy and homesickness. Prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment were recommended. Program to train medical students needed to mitigate substance use problem in medical students.