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Table. 4.

Table. 4.

General characteristics of the propranolol-taking group (N=53)

Variable n (%)
First time to take the drug Middle school grade 1 6 (11.3)
Middle school grade 2 5 (9.4)
Middle school grade 3 19 (35.8)
High school grade 1 13 (24.5)
High school grade 2 9 (17.0)
Other 1 (1.9)
Recommendations for use of drug Doctor 1 (1.9)
Parents 2 (3.8)
Acquaintance 9 (17.0)
Teacher 27 (50.9)
Self 14 (26.4)
Drug acquisition Doctor’s prescription 24 (45.3)
Obtained from parents 5 (9.4)
Obtained from friend 8 (15.1)
Obtained from teacher 13 (24.5)
Other 3 (5.7)
Subjective effect of a propranolol (overlap) Reduced heart rate 27 (47.4)
Reduce tremor (hands, voices, legs) 15 (26.3)
Reduced muscle tension 3 (5.3)
Other 1 (1.8)
No effect 11 (19.3)
Side effects of taking propranolol (overlap) Dizziness 2 (5.6)
Nausea 2 (5.6)
Numbness in the hands and feet 2 (5.6)
Decreased concentration 6 (16.7)
Abdominal pain, diarrhea 2 (5.6)
Fatigue, drowsiness 14 (38.9)
Other 8 (22.2)
Propranolol dependence Not difficult 3 (66.0)
Somewhat difficult 16 (30.2)
Very difficult 2 (3.8)
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