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Garmy, Pernilla and Hansson, Erika and Vilhjálmsson, Rúnar and Kristjánsdóttir, Gudrún . (2019) Bullying, pain and analgesic use in school-age children. Acta Paediatrica, Early online https://doi.org/10.1111/apa.14799

URL: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/a...

AIM: The aim of this study was to examine whether the self-reported use of analgesics is associated with being a victim of bullying.

METHODS: This cross-sectional, school-based survey included all students in grades 6 (11 years old), 8 (13 years old) and 10 (15 years old) in Iceland (response rate: 84%; n = 11 018). The students filled out an anonymous standardised questionnaire: the Icelandic Contribution to the International Health Behavior in School-Aged Children (HBSC) Study.

RESULTS: Being bullied was associated with increased use of analgesics even after controlling for self-reported pain.

CONCLUSION: Bullying occurs in all schools, and its effects on health are pervasive. Interventions aimed at reducing bullying and promoting health in schools are important and may reduce the use of analgesics in adolescents.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD prevention, AOD disorder harm reduction
Date:9 May 2019
Volume:Early online
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Subjects:E Concepts in biomedical areas > Substance by legal status > Over the counter drug (medicine / medication)
E Concepts in biomedical areas > Substance by legal status > Prescription drug (medicine / medication)
F Concepts in psychology > Skills > Coping skills
F Concepts in psychology > Emotion
F Concepts in psychology > Specific attitude and behaviour > risk-taking behaviour
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and protective factors > Risk factors
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention by sponsor or setting > School based prevention
L Social psychology and related concepts > Social context > School context
T Demographic characteristics > Child
VA Geographic area > Europe > Iceland

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