SELF MEDICATION IN BRASILIA FLIGHT CONTROLLERS
Neugivan Ricardo de Medeiros, Rosângela Batista de Vasconcelos.
Journal Title:Revista de Divulgação Científica Sena Aires
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), have health goes far beyond the fact of not having diseases, that is, the individual must have social welfare, physical and mental. It is not rare to find someone to make use of self-medication to achieve their well-being and can directly influence this practice in their daily tasks. In the present study we analyzed the frequency of drug use by flight controllers in Brasilia, where a field survey using a pre-designed questionnaire was conducted by analyzing the class most widely used drugs, use of time and concept "popular" of selfmedication. Aiming to provide a subject of reflection to these professionals, was applied a survey among professionals that control flight in Brasilia analyzing the constant use or not the practice of self-medicate for long or no periods , since his own diagnosis induces him to choose the best medicine, in his view, for the cause of pain, making a doctor's appointment is waived. Many patients who seek self-medicate to alleviate or slow down any symptoms and is subject thereby cause greater damage to their health by poisoning or because of masking some serious pathology.