What is it about?
Our study provides for the first time a summary of all the research conducted on substance use in Kenya. The first article we found was published in 1980. Since then, the number of publications on substance use has greatly increased. We found that most of the scientific papers had focused on exploring the prevalence and factors associated with substance use. Other papers had focused on either testing interventions for substance use, or exploring people's views on various substance use related topics.
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Why is it important?
Our paper identifies the research gaps in the substance use area in Kenya. This information will help researchers to know what areas to focus on when conducting future substance use research in Kenya. In addition, our study findings show that the rates of substance use are high in Kenya yet few studies have been done to develop and test interventions.
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This page is a summary of: A systematic review of substance use and substance use disorder research in Kenya, PLoS ONE, June 2022, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0269340.
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