Hangem Joseph Atsaakaa

Department of Epidemiology and Community Health, College of Health Sciences, Benue State University, Nigeria


  • Research   
    Perception and Use of Psychoactive Substances Among Commercial Motorcyclists in Makurdi Metropolis, Nigeria
    Author(s): Ishaku Ara Bako*, Hangem Joseph Atsaakaa and Senol Dane

    Background: The use of psychosocial substance is a major public health problem. Commercial motorcyclists are mostly young persons with disposable income and are at risk of use of these substances. The aim of the study was to assess the perception of and the prevalence of psychoactive substance use among commercial motorcyclists in Makurdi metropolis. Methods: A cross sectional descriptive study was carried out among 249 respondents selected using multi-staged sampling technique. Data was collected by using a semi structured and self-administered questionnaire and the analysis was done with Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software version 23 at 5% level of significance. Results: Majority of the respondents were aged 18-28 years (49.8%) and with secondary education (67.5%). Respondents agreed that subs.. Read More»

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