• Hasanain Faisal Ghazi Community Medicine Unit, International Medical School, Management and Science University, Malaysia.


Objectives: Drug abuse especially among teenagers is an alarming issue and has been a serious public health problem worldwide. The aim of the study is to access the knowledge, attitude and practice on drug abuse among Pahang Matriculation students in 2016.

Methods: A cross­-sectional study was conducted involving 300 matriculation students.  A self-determined questionnaire was distributed among the students. 

Results:  shown that prevalence of good knowledge on drug abuse was (82.03%) whereas 39 (17.97%) have poor knowledge. The prevalence of students’ attitude on drug abuse has higher number of good attitude with the sum of 182 (83.9%) while those who have poor attitude are only 35 (16.1%). The prevalence of practice on drug abuse among students was found that they have higher number of good practice with 215 (99.1%) while those with poor practice denote only 2 (9%). Only gender showed a significant association with students’ knowledge (P= 0.046) while all the other variables except gender showed that, there is no significant difference with P-value of more than 0.05.  

Conclusion: the knowledge, attitude, and practice of drug abuse among Pahang Matriculation students are good.

Keywords: Knowledge and Practice, Attitude, Drug Abuse, Students, Malaysia.


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How to Cite

Faisal Ghazi, H. (2016). KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE RELATED TO DRUG ABUSE AMONG PAHANG MATRICULATION STUDENTS IN MALAYSIA. International Journal of Public Health Research, 6(2), 750–756. Retrieved from