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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158634
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Comparison of Health Activities of Dependent, Heavy & Low Risk Drinkers
Abstract:
Comparison of Health Activities of Dependent, Heavy & Low Risk Drinkers
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Dyehouse, Janice
Contact Address:College of Nursing and Health, PO Box 2100038, Cincinnati, OH, 45221-0038, USA
Co-Authors:Marilyn S. Sommers; Steve Howe
A growing body of research indicates that alcohol consumption has negative health consequences for heavy as well as dependent drinkers. It is important to assess quantity and frequency of alcohol use as part of an overall health assessment. The purpose of this study was to assess the quantity and frequency of alcohol use and compare health habits and consequences among a sample of dependent, heavy, and low risk drinkers. A sample of 200 trauma victims admitted to the hospital with falls, burns, and pedestrian injury were assessed and classified as dependent (n=38, 19.5%), heavy (n=55, 27%), or low risk (n=107, 53.5%) drinkers. Males predominate in each drinking category and low risk drinkers were older than heavy or dependent drinkers, ages 43, 37, 38, respectively. For the sample 74% were single and 67% had a high school or some college education. There were significant differences in health habits among the three groups for smoking, outpatient and inpatient psychiatric care, hospitalization for alcohol problems, number of hospital bed days, the experience of lifetime and past year depression, anxiety, and lower perceived health status. In addition there was a significant difference on all 7 items screening for signs of alcohol dependence or harmful drinking. In all cases the dependent drinkers were more likely to have a negative experience as opposed to the other two groups. Heavy drinkers were more likely to have a negative experience than low risk drinkers for smoking, outpatient and inpatient psychiatric care, hospitalization for alcohol problems, anxiety, lower perceived health status and the 7 screening items for dependent and harmful drinking. Assessing quantity and frequency of alcohol consumption is important to understand the impact of alcohol consumption on health habits and consequences. AN: MN030107
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleComparison of Health Activities of Dependent, Heavy & Low Risk Drinkersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158634-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Comparison of Health Activities of Dependent, Heavy &amp; Low Risk Drinkers</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Dyehouse, Janice</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing and Health, PO Box 2100038, Cincinnati, OH, 45221-0038, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Marilyn S. Sommers; Steve Howe </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">A growing body of research indicates that alcohol consumption has negative health consequences for heavy as well as dependent drinkers. It is important to assess quantity and frequency of alcohol use as part of an overall health assessment. The purpose of this study was to assess the quantity and frequency of alcohol use and compare health habits and consequences among a sample of dependent, heavy, and low risk drinkers. A sample of 200 trauma victims admitted to the hospital with falls, burns, and pedestrian injury were assessed and classified as dependent (n=38, 19.5%), heavy (n=55, 27%), or low risk (n=107, 53.5%) drinkers. Males predominate in each drinking category and low risk drinkers were older than heavy or dependent drinkers, ages 43, 37, 38, respectively. For the sample 74% were single and 67% had a high school or some college education. There were significant differences in health habits among the three groups for smoking, outpatient and inpatient psychiatric care, hospitalization for alcohol problems, number of hospital bed days, the experience of lifetime and past year depression, anxiety, and lower perceived health status. In addition there was a significant difference on all 7 items screening for signs of alcohol dependence or harmful drinking. In all cases the dependent drinkers were more likely to have a negative experience as opposed to the other two groups. Heavy drinkers were more likely to have a negative experience than low risk drinkers for smoking, outpatient and inpatient psychiatric care, hospitalization for alcohol problems, anxiety, lower perceived health status and the 7 screening items for dependent and harmful drinking. Assessing quantity and frequency of alcohol consumption is important to understand the impact of alcohol consumption on health habits and consequences. AN: MN030107</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:14:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:14:52Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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