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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

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BRITO SOSA, Germán; IRAIZOZ BARRIOS, Ana María  and  ALBURQUERQUE FERNANDEZ, Felicia. Screening of alcoholism and bioethical analysis of damage provoked in Cuban population. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2011, vol.27, n.3, pp.355-370. ISSN 0864-2125.

OBJECTIVE: To carry out a bioethical analysis of persons consuming alcohol founded at the screening of Cuban population. METHODS: A longitudinal, descriptive and observational study was conducted as well as the implementation of a original survey designed by authors validated by psychologists and psychiatrists to measure the general knowledges on the alcoholism and the bioethical features and applied in 200 persons aged over 15 from the No. 13 family physician consulting room. For massive screening of alcoholism authors used questionnaires including: the Questionnaire of Diagnostic Identifications and the Chronic Alcoholism General Evaluation. Patients with a harmful consumption and alcoholic dependence are treated by family physician, the psychiatrist and the social workers with previously are trained by this specialists, being a novel work in our country and a with a significant social repercussion. RESULTS: The male sex has been the greater consumer of alcohol since the 12.5 % of men has a harmful consumption and the 15 % a risk consumption and in the women only the 0.5 % has a risk consumption. The 62 % (134 persons) of total population considers that alcoholism is a disease. The 75 % of population considers that the patients consuming alcohol are socially discriminate. CONCLUSIONS: The results obtained by questionnaires are very similar, corroborating its effectiveness. The main bioethical principles are infringed due to discrimination of patients affected by alcohol. The joint work with social workers has a significant social repercussion; in present case it was possible to obtain good results with their intervention.

Keywords : Bioethics; discrimination; alcoholism.

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