The Indonesian Journal of Public Health
Vol 5, No 3 (2009): The Indonesian Journal of Public Health

Correlation between Social Supports and Drug Abuse Screening Test-10 among Senior High School Students


Afandi, Dedi ( Department of Forensic Medicine & Medicolegal FK UNRI Jl. Diponegoro 1, Pekanbaru, Riau, Indonesia. Phone: +62-761-839265, Fax: +62-761-839264 or +62-761-839265 Mobile Phone: +62811751976 ) , Chandra, Fifia ( Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Riau, Pekanbaru, Indonesia ) , Novitasari, Dwi ( Ministry of Health Republic of Indonesia ) , Widjaja, Ivan R. ( Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia ) , Kurniawan, Lilik ( Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Riau, Pekanbaru, Indonesia )



Article Info

Publish Date
02 Apr 2013

Abstract

Drug abuse is common among adolescent, and its consequences pose important public health problem. Family, friend, school and other member of community should give support to adolescents so that they are emotionally and mentally ready to fight against drug. This cross sectional study was designed to investigate correlation between social support with Drug Abuse Screening Test-10 (DAST-10) and association of social support with treatment evaluation. Subjects included 210 senior high school students in Pekanbaru, Riau. Data obtained from Adolescents Social Support (ASS) questionnaire included social supports, and from DAST-10 included severity and treatment evaluation of drug abuse. This study showed family support, school environment and peer group support were significantly associated and significantly correlation to DAST-10 with strong correlation (0.718, 0.720 and 0.727, respectively) in negative direction. In conclusion, social supports could be a protective factor for adolescents related drug abuse.Key words: social support, DAST-10, drug abuse, senior high school student


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