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dc.contributor.authorRomero-Rodriguez, Esperanza
dc.contributor.authorAngel Perula de Torres, Luis
dc.contributor.authorLeiva-Cepas, Fernando
dc.contributor.authorFernandez Garcia, Jose Angel
dc.contributor.authorFernandez Lopez, Sara
dc.contributor.authorMartin-Rabadan Muro, Maria
dc.contributor.authorCamarelles Guillem, Francisco
dc.contributor.authorRoldan Villalobos, Ana
dc.contributor.authorRuiz Moral, Roger 
dc.contributor.authorParras Rejano, Juan Manuel
dc.contributor.authorFernandez Marquez, Rodrigo S.
dc.contributor.authorMartin-Carrillo Dominguez, Pilar
dc.contributor.authorBartolome Moreno, Cruz
dc.contributor.authorPerula de Torres, Carlos
dc.description.abstractIntroduction Primary care (PC) professionals' knowledge about alcohol use has been identified as one of the barriers PC providers face in their clinic. Both PC professionals’ level of training and attitude are crucial in the clinical practice regarding alcohol use. Objective To evaluate the knowledge, attitude, and preventive practices of Spanish PC physicians and nurses towards alcohol use. Design An observational, descriptive, cross-sectional, multi-center study. Methodology Location: PC centers of the Spanish National Health System (NHS). Participants: PC physicians and nurses selected randomly from health care centers, and by sending an e-mail to semFYC and SEMERGEN members. Healthcare providers completed an online survey on knowledge, attitude, and follow-up recommendations for reducing alcohol intake. A descriptive, bivariate, and multivariate statistical analysis was conducted (p<0.05). Results Participants: 1,760 healthcare providers completed the survey (75.6% [95% CI 73.5–77.6] family physicians; 11.4% [95% CI 9.9–12.9] medical residents; and 12.5% [95% CI 10.9–14.1] nurses), with a mean age of 44.7 (SD 11.24, range: 26–64, 95% CI: 47.2–48.2). Knowledge was higher in family physicians (p<0.001), older professionals (Spearman's r = 0.11, p<0.001), and resident trainers (p<0.001). The PC professional most likely to provide advice for reducing alcohol use was: a nurse (p <0.001), female (p = 0.010), between 46 and 55 years old (p <0.001). Conclusions PC providers’ knowledge and preventive practices regarding alcohol use are scarce, hence specific training strategies to increase their knowledge and improve their attitude and skills with regard to this health problem should be considered a healthcare policy
dc.publisherPLOS ONEspa
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España*
dc.titleKnowledge, attitudes and preventive practices of primary health care professionals towards alcohol use: A national, cross-sectional
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