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Jornal Brasileiro de Psiquiatria

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Abstract

BALBINOT, Alexandre Dido; ALVES, Gabriel Soares Ledur; AMARAL JUNIOR, Alpheu Ferreira do  and  ARAUJO, Renata Brasil. Relation between craving and anthropometric profile in crack dependents. J. bras. psiquiatr. [online]. 2011, vol.60, n.3, pp. 205-219. ISSN 0047-2085.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0047-20852011000300009.

OBJECTIVE: To verify the variation of the crack addicts during hospitalization and the association with anthropometric profile. METHODS: This is a cross-section quantitative survey (n = 30). The profile of substance use; socio-demographic data; the anthropometric variables (weight, height, body mass index, waist-hip ratio circumferences, skin fold thickness and bone diameter) were evaluated; the craving was assessed using the Cocaine Craving Questionnaire Brief. The collection of data on initial and final 24 hours of treatment was carried out. RESULTS: There was a significant increase in fat percentage of individuals and significant reduction in craving. There was no evidence of association between anthropometric variables and craving, the beginning and the end of hospitalization. CONCLUSION: There was a significant reduction in craving and significant change in body composition, however there was no correlation between variables.

Keywords : Craving; cocaine [crack]; drug users; anthropometry.

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