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Use of psychoactive substances by health professionals: a cross-sectional study

Arão Pereira Ribeiro, Márcia Astrês Fernandes


Aim: to evaluate health professionals who consume psychoactive substances. Method: this is an analytical-observational, cross-sectional study. The representative sample will be composed of 320 participants, drawn from a population of 1,938 health professionals from the hospital service and from different categories. The data will be collected through the filling of questionnaires regarding the sociodemographic, occupational and health conditions; and the ASSIST and AUDIT instruments. Pearson or Spearman correlation tests will be used. The means between groups will be compared through ANOVA 1 Factor, if the sample is parametric, or Kruskall-Wallis, if the sample is non-parametric. The level of significance will be 5% (p<0,05). Expected results: the research will contribute to a better understanding of the relationship between psychoactive substance use by health professionals and work in the hospital service.


Health Personnel;Occupational Health;Psychotropic Drugs;Substance-Related Disorders;Nursing


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