Factors Related to Attitude of Medical Personnel on Medical Cannabis Use

Authors

  • Sucheera Weeradanaiwong, M.Pharm สำนักงานสาธารณสุขจังหวัดบุรีรัมย์

Keywords:

attitude, medical marijuana, medical personnel, Attitude, Medical cannabis, Medical personnel

Abstract

    Background: Some doctors also disagree with the use of cannabis, which directly affects patients’ access to cannabis. This is consistent with the findings of an international survey suggesting that family physicians in the United States Most are skeptical of the health benefits of cannabis and believe that cannabis use carries risks.Objective: The objective of this study was to study the attitudes of medical personnel on cannabis use and to study factors related to cannabis use attitudes of medical personnel serving in medical cannabis clinics, Buriram Province.Method: This research was a cross-sectional descriptive study to study the attitudes of medical personnel on cannabis use and to study factors related to cannabis use attitudes of medical personnel serving in medical cannabis clinics, Buriram Province. In this study, 132 respondents were surveyed from 138 personnel (95.65 %). Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics which were frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation and inferential statistics using Chi-square test, correlation coefficient Pearson.Result: It was found that most of the sample groups were female (66.7 %), aged between 20-30 years (30.3 %), 84.8 % bachelor’s degree, 84.8 % pharmacist position, 28.8 % working experience over 10 years, 47.7 % by level the attitude of the sample at a high level, 80.3 % by personal factors such as gender, age, education level, job position and work experience. There was no correlation with health care workers’ attitudes towards cannabis use and attitudes to cannabis use were positively correlated with factors on the benefits and harms of cannabis statistically significant (p-value < 0.01), with a low correlation (r=0.326) and was positively correlated with anxiety factors statistically significant (p-value < 0.01), with a moderate correlation (r=0.452).Conclusion: The agency should use the research findings as input to planning events to reflect the attitudes of healthcare professionals serving in medical cannabis clinics correctly and appropriate to the context of their own area.

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Author Biography

Sucheera Weeradanaiwong, M.Pharm, สำนักงานสาธารณสุขจังหวัดบุรีรัมย์

Consumer Protection and Public Health Pharmacy Group, Buriram Provincial Public Health Office

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Published

21-01-2022

How to Cite

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Weeradanaiwong S. Factors Related to Attitude of Medical Personnel on Medical Cannabis Use. j dept med ser [Internet]. 2022 Jan. 21 [cited 2022 Dec. 1];46(4):45-51. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JDMS/article/view/252084

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