Saturday, 7 November 2015
Alcohol consumption is considered a public health problem due to the high use prevalence, mortality and mental disorders associated to this, particularly in young people. Objective: To identify family history consumption and its relation and influence on alcohol consumption in students. Methods: The study was descriptive, correlational and predictive. The population were university students. Stratified random sampling allocation was proportional to the size of the stratum. Within each stratum was used one-stage random cluster sampling. The sample was composed of 680 college students, with 90% statistical power. The instruments used were the Family History Inventory of Alcohol Consumption and Disorder Identification Questionnaire due to Alcohol Consumption. Results: The present family history of alcohol consumption influenced in a major way the consumption of alcohol by students (B = .080, p = .001). Conclusions: Family history of alcohol consumption influences alcohol consumption of students. The contribution of this study is to propose a predictive model which in the future will help in the creation of nursing interventions aimed at this population and their families.