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Bernardo dos Santos ; Priscila Dib Gonçalves ; Heráclito de Barbosa Carvalho ; Eduardo Massad ; Vilma Leyton ;Revista de Saúde Pública 2013, 47 5

Author: Lúcio Garcia de Oliveira

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Revista de Saúde Pública ISSN: 0034-8910 revsp@usp.br Universidade de São Paulo Brasil Garcia de Oliveira, Lúcio; dos Santos, Bernardo; Dib Gonçalves, Priscila; de Barbosa Carvalho, Heráclito; Massad, Eduardo; Leyton, Vilma Attention performance among Brazilian truck drivers and its association with amphetamine use: pilot study Revista de Saúde Pública, vol.
47, núm.
5, octubre, 2013, pp.
1001-1005 Universidade de São Paulo São Paulo, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=67240208020 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Rev Saúde Pública 2013;47(5):1001-5 Comunicação Breve Lúcio Garcia de OliveiraI Attention performance among Brazilian truck drivers and its association with amphetamine use: pilot study Bernardo dos SantosII Priscila Dib GonçalvesIII Heráclito de Barbosa CarvalhoIV Eduardo MassadI DOI:10.1590-S0034-8910.2013047004702 Vilma LeytonI Desempenho da atenção entre motoristas de caminhão brasileiros e sua associação com uso de anfetaminas: estudo-piloto ABSTRACT I Departamento de Medicina Legal, Ética Médica e Medicina Social e do Trabalho. Instituto Oscar Freire.
Faculdade de Medicina.
Universidade de São Paulo.
São Paulo, SP, Brasil II The aim of this article was to describe the attention functioning of twenty-two truck drivers and its relationship with amphetamine use.
Those drivers who reported using amphetamines in the twelve months previous to the interview had the best performance in a test evaluating sustained attention functioning. Although amphetamine use may initially seem advantageous to the drivers, it may actually impair safe driving.
The findings suggest the importance of monitoring the laws regarding amphetamine use in this country....





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