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ARAGAO, Antonio Teulberto Mesquita; MILAGRES, Elizabete and FIGLIE, Neliana Buzi. Quality of life and hopelessness of relatives of addicted. Psico-USF (Impr.) [online]. 2009, vol.14, n.1, pp.117-123. ISSN 1413-8271. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-82712009000100012.
To measure the quality of life and hopelessness of a group of women living in the outskirts of Sao Paulo attended at a center for assistance and support living with a drugs addicts in their homes. Participated in this sample, 56 women. They were individually interviewed in beginning of the treatment to investigate psychiatric disorders in the sample, according to diagnoses criteria of CID-10. The scales used on this study were interviews in order to gather demographical data; the CCEB survey; the WHOQOL-bref that measures life quality, the BHS (Beck Hopelessness Scale), that measures the level of hopelessness and a psychiatric assessment. It was noted that 39% of women presented minimal hopelessness, 44% light and 16% moderate / severe hopelessness. In Life Quality the physical domain was outstanding (x=14,45), followed by the social domain (x=13,26), the psychological domain (x=12,57) and the environmental domain (x=10,68). Concerning the psychiatric diagnosis, 23% (n=13) showed depression and 5% (n=3) showed anxiety. The majority of relatives presented satisfactory level of hopelessness. Nonetheless, the group with moderate/severe hopelessness demands attention and shows intervention need, especially when data is analyzed considerating the psychiatric diagnosis.
Keywords : family relations; substance-related disorders; quality of life.