SMAD. Revista eletrônica saúde mental álcool e drogas
versão ISSN 1806-6976
SILVA, Cleidiani Baptista da; LAFAIETE, Rute dos Santos e DONATO, Marilurde. Alcohol use during tuberculosis treatment: Patients’ perception. SMAD, Rev. Eletrônica Saúde Mental Álcool Drog. (Ed. port.) [online]. 2011, vol.7, n.1, pp. 10-17. ISSN 1806-6976.
Alcoholism affects the prognosis of tuberculosis (TB) treatment, and it is possible to avoid complications if alcohol use is detected at the Primary Health Care Center. The purpose of this study was to describe and analyze the perception of alcohol use during TB treatment, and discuss on the interventions by the health and nursing team. This descriptive, qualitative study was performed in Rio de Janeiro, with 19 patients following TB treatment. In conclusion, subjects see alcohol use as negative, and health professionals do not always provide continuous orientation; this shows that nursing should be more active by implementing comprehensive educational actions. Early intervention is recommended to promote health and avoid harms to the population.
Palavras-chave : Tuberculosis; Alcohol Drinking; Primary Health Care.