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SMAD. Revista eletrônica saúde mental álcool e drogas

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SOARES, Janaina; VARGAS, Divane de  and  OLIVEIRA, Márcia Aparecida Ferreira de. Health Professionals’ attitudes and knowledge about alcohol, alcoholism and alcoholics: a survey of the scientific publications in the last 50 years. SMAD, Rev. Eletrônica Saúde Mental Álcool Drog. (Ed. port.) [online]. 2011, vol.7, n.1, pp.45-52. ISSN 1806-6976.

This study verified the scientific publications on the theme health professionals’ attitudes and knowledge about alcohol, alcoholism and alcoholics in the last 50 years through systematic searches on the following databases: PUBMED, LILACS and SCIELO. The content analysis resulted in three thematic groups. Results evinced that most professionals showed attitudes indifferent from those of common sense. Thus, it was concluded that the attitudes of health professionals have not suffered many changes over the last five decades.

Keywords : Attitude of Health Personnel; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Alcoholism.

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