Family and Alcohol Consumption in University Students

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Nora Angélica Armendáriz-García, RN1
Maria Magdalena Alonso-Castillo, RN2
Karla Selene López García, RN1
Santiaga Enriqueta Esparza Almanza, MCE1
Bertha Alicia Alonso Castillo, RN3
María Teresa de Jesús Alonso Castillo, RN1
(1)Facultad de Enfermería, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
(2)Facultad de Enfermería, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey Monterrey, Mexico
(3)Facultad de Enfermería, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo Léon, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico

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.