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    Patients' Perceptions of Chamba (marijuana) Use in Malawi

    MacLachlan, Malcolm and Page, Richard C. and Robinson, Gregory L and Nyirenda, Tony and Aii, Sandra (1998) Patients' Perceptions of Chamba (marijuana) Use in Malawi. Substance Use & Misuse, 33 (6). pp. 1367-1373. ISSN 1082-6084

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    This study examines the perceptions of the social aspects, triggers, and effects of chamba (marijuana) use among psychiatric patients at Zomba Mental Hospital in Malawi. Focus groups were used to elicit responses from 44 male and 10 female psychiatric patients about their perceptions of chamba use in Malawi. This study provides insight into these patients’ perceptions of the triggers and effects of their chamba use, and it has implications for the development of treatment and prevention programs for chamba users in Malawi.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Patients; Perceptions; Chamba; marijuana; Use; Malawi;
    Academic Unit: Assisting Living & Learning,ALL institute
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 16572
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    Depositing User: Malcolm MacLachlan
    Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2022 14:38
    Journal or Publication Title: Substance Use & Misuse
    Publisher: Taylor and Francis Group
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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