Volume 3, Issue 3, June 2018, Page: 22-27
Shisha Use and Its Associated Factors Among Somali Youth Living in Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya
Eunice Jemalel Nyavanga, Department of Social and Human Development, Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology, The Technical University of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya; Malel-Bibwob Clinical Psychologists Consultancy Limited, Nairobi, Kenya
Maurice Barasa Wafula, International Planned Parenthood Federation-Africa Regions, Nairobi, Kenya
Received: Jun. 23, 2018;       Accepted: Jul. 16, 2018;       Published: Aug. 15, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijpbs.20180303.12      View  430      Downloads  42
This study aimed at determining shisha use and its associated factors among Somali Community youth living in Eastleigh in Nairobi. A researcher-developed questionnaire was presented to the participants asking demographic and socioeconomic characteristics with their use of shisha to collect data in selected households. Both descriptive and inferential statistics using SPSS version 23 was used in analyzing data. Findings indicated a high prevalence of shisha use, comorbid use with other psychoactive substances that include khat, other tobacco products, alcoholic beverages and prescription medications. Reasons for use included peer pressure, social acceptability, parental use and affordability. We recommend psychoeducation on the effects of shisha to target both parents and the youth in prevention of shisha use among Somali community.
Shisha, Psychoactive Substances, Youth, Households, Psychoeducation
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Eunice Jemalel Nyavanga, Maurice Barasa Wafula, Shisha Use and Its Associated Factors Among Somali Youth Living in Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya, International Journal of Psychological and Brain Sciences. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2018, pp. 22-27. doi: 10.11648/j.ijpbs.20180303.12
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