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Aten Primaria. 1994 Sep 15;14(4):726-9.

[Alcohol consumption by primary care physicians].

[Article in Spanish]

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  • Aten Primaria 1995 Jan;15(1):28.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To find the consumption of alcoholic drinks by Primary Care doctors.

DESIGN:

A descriptive study using an anonymous questionnaire.

SETTING:

Health base areas located in the Baix Llobregat and in Barcelona city.

MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS:

Total coverage was 68.7%. In the group which replied, daily consumption along with week-end consumption predominated. Men consumed alcohol more often and in greater quantity than women. The prevalence of excessive drinkers according to the PAPPS criteria was 5.9%. 29% of the doctors exceeded the level of alcohol consumption considered acceptable by their own criteria, no gender differences being appreciated. Similarly, 33% of them accepted consumption above that recommended by the experts.

CONCLUSIONS:

The consumption of alcoholic drinks found among Primary Care doctors was low in comparison with other studies of medical groups or the general population. The Primary Care doctor occupies a privileged position in the prevention of excessive consumption of alcoholic drinks, which implies that their own alcohol consumption and training could have an impact on carrying out preventive activities in this field.

PMID:
7803678
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