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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem

On-line version ISSN 1518-8345

Abstract

MOLINA, Alide Salazar  and  MIASSO, Adriana Inocenti. Benzodiazepine use among employees of a private company. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2008, vol.16, n.spe, pp.517-522. ISSN 1518-8345.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-11692008000700003.

This study aimed to identify variables associated to the consumption of benzodiazepine among workers of a private company in the VIII Region, Chile. This is a cross-sectional and correlative study. Study population: 40 employees of a private company. The instruments included a questionnaire on socio-demographic variables and a benzodiazepine questionnaire. There was no record of benzodiazepine consumption at the moment of the study. Twenty percent (20%) of the interviewees had already used benzodiazepine in the past, whereas, half of them (10%) in the last year. The bivariate analysis of the last year consumption of benzodiazepine with work hours variables showed no significant relation (p=0.073). No association was found between benzodiazepine consumption and socio-demographic variables among the study participants.

Keywords : receptors, GABA-A; workers; mental health.

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