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Reason and purpose of the study: To investigate the abusive consumption of psychoactive substances. Methods: Questionnaires that addressed sociodemographic characteristics, professional information and use psychoactive substances were administered. The Chi-square test (p<0.05) was used to determine associated factors.
Results: In total, 320 truck drivers were surveyed, of which 48.8% reported using psychoactive, especially amphetamines (90.3%). The consumption was associated with age group below 32 years (p=0.002), had no steady partner (p=0.047), 10 or more years of occupation (p<0.001), workload over 15 hours a day (p<0.001), slept less than five hours (p<0.001), drove over 800 km a day (p=0.001), and believed that the psychoactive drugs were not addictive (p<0.001). Employment relationship, financial status, time away from home, and truck unloading time were not associated variables.
Conclusion: The use of these substances is a fact, and the results indicate the need for intervention, especially with the commercialization of these medications.
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Author(s): Karina Valerim Teixeira Remor Maria Tereza Mattos Monteiro Vanessa da Rosa Roniele Balvedi Iacovski Thiago Mamocircru Sakae Dayani Galato
Amphetamines, Truck drivers, Medication, commercialization, Nurse-Midwifery Reviews, Occupational Medicine Reviews