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SMAD. Revista eletrônica saúde mental álcool e drogas

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SCHERER, Edson Arthur; SCHERER, Zeyne Alves Pires; AZEVEDO, Hellen Aparecida de  and  DURAO, Ana Maria Sertori. View of hospitalized psychiatric patients on the smoking habit. SMAD, Rev. Eletrônica Saúde Mental Álcool Drog. (Ed. port.) [online]. 2012, vol.8, n.1, pp. 25-33. ISSN 1806-6976.

This is an exploratory descriptive study with quantitative and qualitative approach, which aims to know the opinion of patients about smoking in the hospital and the degree of dependence on smoking. We used a semi-structured interview and Fagerström questionnaire on smokers. We observed 25 patients: 44.0% with mood disorder, schizophrenia 28.0%, 52.0% 10 or more years of disease, 64.0% 1-5 hospitalizations. Of these, 24.0% were smokers, 83.3% had a high degree of dependence. Most nonsmokers agreed to ban smoking in collective environments, without privileges for the mentally ill. Smokers were shown to be opposed to smoke-free policies, but in favor of nicotine replacement therapy during hospitalization. It is expected the investment of the team in tobacco-free environment, health services and raise awareness of smokers to seek smoking cessation treatment.

Keywords : Smoking; Mentally Ill Persons; Hospitalization; Psychiatry; Mental Health.

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