publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Risk perception of medicinal marijuana in medical students from northeast Mexico

Sandra Castillo-Guzmán; Sofía A. Alonso-Bracho; Dionicio Palacios-Ríos; Teresa A. Nava-Obregón; Olga V. Alcalá-Alvarado; Julio C. Arredondo-Mendoza; Omar González-Santiago; Daniela A. Becerril-Gaitán;
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  • Published: 04 Oct 2017
Abstract
<ns4:p><ns4:bold>Background.</ns4:bold> Several studies have shown support from the public toward the use of medicinal marijuana. In this cross-sectional study, we assess the risk perception to medicinal marijuana in a sample of medical students.</ns4:p><ns4:p> <ns4:bold>Methods.</ns4:bold> To estimate risk perception, a visual scale that ranges from 0 cm (without risk) to 10 cm (totally risky) was used. Risk perception was expressed as the median of the cm marked over the scale. Differences among groups was tested with the Mann-Whitney and Kruskal-Wallis tests, as appropriate.</ns4:p><ns4:p> <ns4:bold>Results.</ns4:bold> 283 students participated in the study. ...
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Medical Subject Headings: genetic structurespsychological phenomena and processesbehavioral disciplines and activities
free text keywords: Medicinal marijuana, Risk perception, Adverse effects, Cannabis, Rational use, Physiology, Environmental health, Significant difference, Adverse effect, Medicine, business.industry, business, Visual scale, Alternative medicine, medicine.medical_specialty
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