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SMAD. Revista eletrônica saúde mental álcool e drogas

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SAWICKI, Wanda Cristina; FRAM, Dayana Souza  and  BELASCO, Angélica Gonçalves Silva. Brief intervention applied to college students screened positive for at-risk alcohol consumption. SMAD, Rev. Eletrônica Saúde Mental Álcool Drog. (Ed. port.) [online]. 2018, vol.14, n.4, pp. 226-233. ISSN 1806-6976.

OBJECTIVE: to investigate the alcohol consumption among nursing college students and evaluate a brief intervention for abusers of alcoholic beverages. METHOD: longitudinal, experimental study. Data obtained through a self-applicable questionnaire and three instruments. Descriptive statistical analysis and use of specific tests. RESULTS: 36 college students participated in this study. The most used drugs were: alcohol (vodka, beer), tobacco and marijuana. Age of first contact with alcoholic beverages: 15 years; repercussions after use: falls, headache, vomiting and amnesia; and the reasons for consumption: socialization, sensation and pleasure. The brief intervention significantly decreased the risk of consumption among those who abused alcoholic beverages. Among low-risk alcohol consumers, half of them said they were ready to reduce consumption. CONCLUSION: the short intervention significantly decreased the pattern of alcohol consumption thus promoting the health of the students.

Keywords : Students; Nursing; Alcohol; Health Promotion.

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