Jean-Baptiste Fotso Djemo

Department of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Douala, Douala, Cameroon


  • Research Article   
    Substance Use among Street Children in the City of Yaounde, Cameroon
    Author(s): Varela Mabouopda42490, Michael Guy Toguem42491*, Christelle Domngang Noche42492, Christian Eyoum42493 and Jean-Baptiste Fotso Djemo42494

    Background: Substance use is known to be more common among street children, sometimes responsible for the runaway and repeated run-away behavior. To be able to reinsert these children, the reasons why there joined the streets, why they use substance and their pattern of substance use need to be understood. Methods: We conducted a descriptive cross-sectional mix method study in February 2021 in the streets of Yaounde. We did a semi-structured interview of 159 street children using a sociodemographic questionnaire made of open questions and, the Alcohol, Smoking, and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST), version 3.0. The data were analyzed using R 4.1.0 for Windows. Results: All street children were male. The most common reason for joining the streets was, questing for money, reported by one-quarter of the c.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.31858/0975-8453.13.10.658-663

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