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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159678
Type:
Presentation
Title:
"Nurse, I only had a couple of beers"
Abstract:
"Nurse, I only had a couple of beers"
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Sommers, Marilyn, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Cincinnati
Title:Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 249 Procter Hall, PO Box 670038, Cincinnati, OH, 45267-0038, USA
Contact Telephone:513.558.5268
Self-reported alcohol use has become an anchor for alcohol intervention following traffic crashes, although clinicians are often skeptical about patients' truthfulness. The specific aim of this study was to assess the validity of self-reported alcohol consumption of vehicular occupants hospitalized for alcohol-related vehicular injury. In non-alcohol dependent subjects >18 years (N=181), we determined the self-reported number of standard drinks, time that drinking commenced, and body weight, which were used to calculate estimated blood alcohol concentration (EBAC). We then compared EBAC to admission blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Of the subjects who acknowledged drinking (96% of the sample), mean BAC was 158.67 mg/dL and mean EBAC was 83.81 mg/dL. Spearman's rho between BAC and EBAC was 0.254 (p<0.01) for all subjects, 0.020 (n.s.) for females and 0.324 (p<0.01) for males. We performed multiple regression analyses and found that for women, weight and number of drinks accounted for 3% of the variance in laboratory BAC. In contrast, for men these same predictors accounted for 29% of the variance. After vehicular injury, females and males had different patterns of reporting their drinking. Males were more accurate but frequently under-reported drinking whereas females under-reported but were more random in their self-reports.
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.title"Nurse, I only had a couple of beers"en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159678-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">&quot;Nurse, I only had a couple of beers&quot;</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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sommers, Marilyn, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Cincinnati</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 249 Procter Hall, PO Box 670038, Cincinnati, OH, 45267-0038, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">513.558.5268</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lynn.sommers@uc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Self-reported alcohol use has become an anchor for alcohol intervention following traffic crashes, although clinicians are often skeptical about patients' truthfulness. The specific aim of this study was to assess the validity of self-reported alcohol consumption of vehicular occupants hospitalized for alcohol-related vehicular injury. In non-alcohol dependent subjects &gt;18 years (N=181), we determined the self-reported number of standard drinks, time that drinking commenced, and body weight, which were used to calculate estimated blood alcohol concentration (EBAC). We then compared EBAC to admission blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Of the subjects who acknowledged drinking (96% of the sample), mean BAC was 158.67 mg/dL and mean EBAC was 83.81 mg/dL. Spearman's rho between BAC and EBAC was 0.254 (p&lt;0.01) for all subjects, 0.020 (n.s.) for females and 0.324 (p&lt;0.01) for males. We performed multiple regression analyses and found that for women, weight and number of drinks accounted for 3% of the variance in laboratory BAC. In contrast, for men these same predictors accounted for 29% of the variance. After vehicular injury, females and males had different patterns of reporting their drinking. Males were more accurate but frequently under-reported drinking whereas females under-reported but were more random in their self-reports.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:14:03Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:14:03Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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