Estudos de Psicologia (Natal)
versão On-line ISSN 1678-4669
RONZANI, Telmo Mota et al. Screening and brief intervention strategies for problems related to alcohol abuse among firemen. Estud. psicol. (Natal) [online]. 2007, vol.12, n.3, pp.285-290. ISSN 1678-4669. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-294X2007000300011.
Deleterious effects of alcohol abuse are widely known and described. Prevention of alcohol abuse is particularly important in specific professional categories, i.e. workers subjected to constant risk and stressful situations, like firemen. Prevention may be crucial to reduce possible consequences arising from alcohol abuse in such professional categories. In the present paper we illustrate the use of a particular approach based on prevention, the Screening and Brief Intervention (TIB), on firemen from Juiz de Fora, MG. The TIB has been applied in association with other evaluation strategies and has proved to be viable and efficient as health care prevention in such context.
Palavras-chave : alcohol abuse; firemen; brief intervention.