Caregiver Predictors of Adolescent Inhalant Abuse in Rural Appalachia
Abstract:Objective: To explore caregiver correlates of adolescent inhalant abuse. Methods: Youth were surveyed about inhalant use. Caregivers were surveyed about demographics, behaviors, family environment, perceptions of parent/ adolescent interaction, coping strategies, caregiver monitoring of youth and self-reported substance use. Multiple logistic regression with backward elimination was used. Result: Of the 218 dyads recruited, 94% of the youth inhalant and inhalant non-users were correctly classified using a model constructed from independent variables. Conclusion: We believe that parent-based educational training services should be studied that provide information about inhalant abuse and encourage open communication, adaptive coping, and adequate monitoring skills.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Department of Community Medicine, West Virginia University, School of Medicine, Morgantown WV 2: Bridgeport Hospital, Yale-New Haven Health, Bridgeport, CT 3: Department of Pediatrics, West Virginia University, School of Medicine, Morgantown WV 4: Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI 5: General Pediatrics, Baystate Medical Campus, Tufts University School of Medicine, Springfield, MA
Publication date: July 1, 2005
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