THE ROLE OF MOOD STATES IN ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION, A STUDY WITH WORKERS
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Objective: to identify factors related to harmful alcohol consumption, considering both sociodemographic characteristics and mood states. Method: a quantitative cross-sectional study, carried out with 395 non-teaching workers on a campus of a public university in the interior of the state of São Paulo, from July 2017 to June 2018. Information on the sociodemographic profile, mood state and alcohol use pattern were used. Pearson's Chi Square, Fischer Exact and Logistic Regression Tests were
... ion Tests were performed for data analysis, using the SPSS statistical program. Results: it was identified that 66% of workers had consumed alcoholic beverages in the last 12 months. Of these, 19% were classified in the range of harmful alcohol consumption. It is noteworthy that 35.2% (n=139) of workers mentioned the use in binge and 26.5% (n=105) consume alcohol two to four times a month. These variables were statistically associated with gender, religion and educational level. In addition, a negative correlation was identified between the AUDIT score and the "fatigue" factor of the mood scale. In the end, it was observed that male individuals and those with less education were more likely to consume alcohol in the harmful pattern. Conclusion: it is suggested the development of health promotion and disease prevention initiatives through health education actions and other psychosocial strategies for welcoming these workers.