Sociodemographic And Clinical Profile Of Men Assisted In A Psychiatric Detoxification Service In Natal, Rn, Brazil

  • Romeika Carla Ferreira de Sena Federal University Of Rio Grande do Norte
  • Francisco Arnoldo Nunes de Miranda Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
  • João Mário Pessoa Júnior Universidade Federal Rural do Semi-Árido
  • Ronaldo Augusto de Medeiros Hospital do Coração de Natal
  • Glauber Weder dos Santos Silva Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0570-1944
  • Francisca Patrícia Barreto de Carvalho
  • João Evangelista Costa
  • Eder Samuel de Oliveira Dantas
  • Michell Platiny Cândido Duarte
  • Clélia Albino Simpson

Abstract

Introduction: The male population has a high probability of abandoning treatment, avoidance of health services, great exposure to violence, mainly due to abusive use of alcohol and other drugs, and high crime rates also associated with this problem.


Objective: To characterize the sociodemographic and clinical profile of men admitted to a Psychiatric Detoxification Hospital Unit for alcohol and drug abuse.


Method: It is a cross-sectional and retrospective study, with data collection in 2015, with a temporal cut in patients´ records between 2008 and 2014, reaching a sample of 1,152 medical records. The data collection instrument was composed of a structured form. The data were analyzed in a descriptive way.


Results: Regarding the age, the age group between 21 and 50 years old had 30.73% between six and ten days hospitalized, and 11.98% had readmissions. The main diagnoses for this disorders were linked to the use of opiates, cannabinoids, sedatives and hypnotics.


Conclusion: The profile of internal and assisted men was characterized such as adults of productive age, residents of the metropolitan area of the city, with long periods of hospitalization, generally with improved type discharge, low readmission and diagnoses of mental disorders related to the excessive use of alcohol and other drugs.

Published
May 12, 2017
How to Cite
SENA, Romeika Carla Ferreira de et al. Sociodemographic And Clinical Profile Of Men Assisted In A Psychiatric Detoxification Service In Natal, Rn, Brazil. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 10, may 2017. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imedicalsociety.org/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/2375>. Date accessed: 24 may 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/2450.
Section
Psychiatry & Mental Health