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dc.contributor.authorLam, Ching Manen_US
dc.contributor.otherShek, D. T. L.-
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-15T04:09:39Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-15T04:09:39Z-
dc.date.issued2006-
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.cihe.edu.hk/jspui/handle/cihe/2059-
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the phenomenon of adolescent cough medicine abuse in Hong Kong. Quantitative data obtained from questionnaire survey with 225 adolescents showed that there were personal, peer, family and community factors influencing adolescent cough medicine abuse. Part 2 of the study obtained qualitative data from focus group interviews with cough medicine abusers (N = 8), their family members (N = 5) and service providers (N = 6). The accounts of the participants revealed that the primary factors accounting for adolescent cough medicine abuse were social pressure (peer and environmental influences), family (difficult relationships or harmful incidents), availability (ease of access), and ignorance (unaware of the consequence of cough medicine use and belief that cough medicine was non-addictive). The present findings provide useful pointers for the development of the positive youth development program supported by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherDe Gruyteren_US
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Healthen_US
dc.titleAdolescent cough medicine abuse in Hong Kong: Implications for the design of positive youth development programs in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typejournal articleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1515/IJAMH.2006.18.3.493-
dc.contributor.affiliationFelizberta Lo Padilla Tong School of Social Sciencesen_US
dc.relation.issn2191-0278en_US
dc.description.volume18en_US
dc.description.issue3en_US
dc.description.startpage493en_US
dc.description.endpage503en_US
dc.cihe.affiliatedNo-
item.languageiso639-1en-
item.openairecristypehttp://purl.org/coar/resource_type/c_6501-
item.fulltextNo Fulltext-
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item.openairetypejournal article-
item.grantfulltextnone-
crisitem.author.deptFelizberta Lo Padilla Tong School of Social Sciences-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0002-4570-1922-
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