Adderall abuse at worcester polytechnic institute: a study of the undergradute population



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ADDERALL ABUSE AT WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE A STUDY OF THE
UNDERGRADUTE POPULATION


Interactive Qualifying Project Report completed in partial fulfillment of the Bachelor of Science degree at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

Submitted to Dr. Lorraine Higgins (advisor)





Lucas Brutvan


____________________ Ross Lagoy



____________________ Nicholas Medeiros


____________________
Sandesh Suddapalli


____________________

February 29, 2012

____________________ Advisor Signature



TABLE OF CONTENTS



Abstract ........................................................................................................................................................... i
Authorship ..................................................................................................................................................... ii
List of Figures ............................................................................................................................................... iv
List of Tables.................................................................................................................................................. v


Executive summary
Results and analyses
List of figures
Executive summary
Recommendations
Literature review
Figure 1. three dimensional chemical orientations of different isomers of amphetamine molecule.
Figure 2. drug formulations.
How does it work
Figure 3. brain neuroactivity.
What is adhd?
Causes & incidences
Treatment & prognosis
Adderall abusers
How do they obtain the drug
What are the primary reasons for illegally using prescription stimulant medications
Potential methods for studying abuse
Types of questions
Confidentiality
Methods of distribution
Statistical analysis
Graphical summaries
Statistical significance analysis (p-value)
Conceptual content analysis
Analysis of forum postings
Table 1. side effect coding abbreviations.
Table 2. reasons for adderall use
Table 3. methods of administration.
Table 4. obtaining adderall.
Student doctor.net
Table 5. categorizing student doctor.net posts.
Reliability testing
Open-ended online website
Figure 4. screenshot of the online forum we created for wpi students.
Undergraduate survey
Table 6. summary of correlations recorded through the survey.
Survey layout considerations
Survey data analysis
Table 7. positive side effects of adderall use, for coding analysis.
Arthur heinricher
Daniel kirsch
Analysis of online drug forums
Side effects
Figure 6. reasons for adderall use cited in the online forum.
Reliability results
Analysis of survey data of the wpi undergraduate population
Percentage of surveyed students who reported using and abusing adderall
Figure 9. breakdown of respondent population into three groups.
Obtaining the drug
Figure 10. number of abusers who reported obtaining adderall from five different suppliers.
Figure 11. greek vs. non-greek survey respondents.
Reported abusers and non-abuser involvement in extracurricular activities
Figure 13. level of extracurricular activity of reported abusers.
Figure 15. number of reported abusers who admitted to taking various substances.
Figure 16. number of reported users who admitted to taking other substances
Prescription adderall.
Table 10. coding analysis of positive side effects with percent reliability.
Table 12. students reported knowledge of the number of negative side effects of adderall.
Perceived ethics of abusing adderall
Figure 18. perceieved acceptability of abusing adderall for academic improvement.
Figure 19. response on ethicality of adderall use in recreational setting.
Summary of key survey findings
Analysis of personal narratives submitted via online website
Submissions from reported bystanders
Submissions from reported users
Submissions from reported abusers
Abuser profile
Obtaining adderall
Reasons for use
Knowledge about adderall: students perception of side effects
Perceived acceptance
Table a. excel data sheet of all collected irb approved undergraduate surveys.



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