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Recent illicit drug use among psychiatric patients in Brazil: a national representative study

Overview of attention for article published in Revista de Saúde Pública, January 2017
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Title
Recent illicit drug use among psychiatric patients in Brazil: a national representative study
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Revista de Saúde Pública, January 2017
DOI 10.11606/s1518-8787.2017051006543
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Miriam Almeida Nahas, Ana Paula Souto Melo, Francine Cournos, Karen Mckinnon, Milton Wainberg, Mark Drew Crosland Guimarães

Abstract

To estimate factors associated to illicit drug use among patients with mental illness in Brazil according to gender. A cross-sectional representative sample of psychiatric patients (2,475 individuals) was randomly selected from 11 hospitals and 15 public mental health outpatient clinics. Data on self-reported illicit drug use and sociodemographic, clinical and behavioral characteristics were obtained from face-to-face interviews. Logistic regression was used to estimate associations with recent illicit drug use. The prevalence of any recent illicit drug use was 11.4%. Men had higher prevalence than women for all substances (17.5% and 5.6%, respectively). Lower education, history of physical violence, and history of homelessness were associated with drug use among men only; not professing a religion was associated with drug use in women only. For both men and women, younger age, current hospitalization, alcohol and tobacco use, history of incarceration, younger age at sexual debut, and more than one sexual partner were statistically associated with illicit drug use. Recent illicit drug use among psychiatric patients is higher than among the general Brazilian population and it is associated with multiple factors including markers of psychiatric severity. Our data indicate the need for the development of gender-based drug-use interventions among psychiatric patients in Brazil. Integration of substance use treatment strategies with mental health treatment should be a priority.

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Unknown 81 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 16 20%
Student > Master 13 16%
Other 5 6%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 6%
Student > Postgraduate 4 5%
Other 13 16%
Unknown 25 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 16%
Psychology 12 15%
Social Sciences 9 11%
Sports and Recreations 6 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 7%
Other 10 12%
Unknown 25 31%
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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 October 2017.
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#16,725,651
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Outputs from Revista de Saúde Pública
#601
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#255,106
of 421,709 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Revista de Saúde Pública
#30
of 36 outputs
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