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SMAD. Revista eletrônica saúde mental álcool e drogas

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SOUSA, Francisco Fernando Almeida et al. People in alcoholism recovery: assessment of cardiovascular risk factors. SMAD, Rev. Eletrônica Saúde Mental Álcool Drog. (Ed. port.) [online]. 2009, vol.5, n.2, pp. 1-14. ISSN 1806-6976.

This descriptive and quantitative study aimed to evaluate the cardiovascular risk factors for people in alcoholism recovery in Fortaleza, state of Ceara, Brazil. In total, 62 people participated in the study. It was found that 58.7% of participants were overweight or obese, 63.3% had increased waist circumference, 50% reported consumption of industrialized sources of salt, 57.4% did not practiced physical exercises, 59.6% admitted to get stressed easily; 74.2% reported current or previous use of tobacco. Besides use of alcohol, other factors related to the development of cardiovascular diseases were present in the subjects of the study.

Keywords : Hypertension; Alcoholism; Nursing.

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