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Drug use influence on mindfulness among nursing students.

Rev Bras Enferm. 2020;73(1):e20170773

Authors: Seleghim MR, Gherardi-Donato ECDS

OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between the presence of drug use and the dimensions of mindfulness in a population of students of technical education in nursing.
METHOD: Correlational study conducted in a teaching institution in the inlands of the state of São Paulo, in 2017. Participants were 135 students for which the ASSIST questionnaire with personal characterization data and the Mindfulness Five-facet Questionnaire were applied. Data were analyzed with use of descriptive and analytical statistics.
RESULTS: The most used drugs were alcohol, tobacco and cannabis. The lowest score for mindfulness was 49 and the maximum was 171 points. There was a positive association between the presence of drugs in the three previous months and the « non-reactivity to internal experience » facet (p=0.004).
CONCLUSION: Although the association seems to be in line with the precepts of mindfulness, this fact cannot be considered positive if analyzed separately from the other concepts of mindfulness. Descriptors: Mindfulness; Substance Use Disorders; Nursing Students; Technical Education in Nursing; Mental Health.

PMID: 31994673 [PubMed – in process]

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