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Titolo:
Substance misuse in acute general medical admissions
Autore:
Canning, UP; Kennell-Webb, SA; Marshall, EJ; Wessely, SC; Peters, TJ;
Indirizzi:
Univ London Kings Coll Hosp, Dept Psychol Med, London, England Univ LondonKings Coll Hosp London England Psychol Med, London, England Univ London Kings Coll Hosp, Dept Clin Biochem, London, England Univ London Kings Coll Hosp London England lin Biochem, London, England
Titolo Testata:
QJM-MONTHLY JOURNAL OF THE ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS
fascicolo: 6, volume: 92, anno: 1999,
pagine: 319 - 326
SICI:
1460-2725(199906)92:6<319:SMIAGM>2.0.ZU;2-1
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
ALCOHOL-CONSUMPTION; DRINKING HISTORY; HYPERTENSION;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
26
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Marshall, EJ Natl Addict Ctr, 4 Windsor Walk, London SE5 8AF, England NatlAddict Ctr 4 Windsor Walk London England SE5 8AF ngland
Citazione:
U.P. Canning et al., "Substance misuse in acute general medical admissions", QJM-MON J A, 92(6), 1999, pp. 319-326

Abstract

We conducted a prevalence study of current substance misuse amongst acute general medical admissions, and compared the sociodemographic profile of this group of patients with total admissions and the local catchment population. Patients were included in the study if they were resident in the Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham (LSL) Health Commission catchment area and were aged between 18 and 85 years. The prevalence of non-dependent misuse was of particular interest. Of 2988 acute admissions, 609 (20%) were identified asmisusing alcohol and/or drugs, 277 (9%) being identified by the admitting doctor and 332 (11%) being identified by means of a Health and Lifestyle Questionnaire (HLQ) which included the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AU DIT). The majority 437 (72%) of the identified patients had an alcohol problem. A smaller proportion, 116 (19%) were currently using illegal drugs and 56 (9%) were polydrug users. Compared with patients who misused either drugs or alcohol, alcohol misusers were more likely to be older and Irish, whereas users of illegal drugs were more likely to be younger and Black. Significantly more 'at risk' drinkers were identified by the AUDIT questionnaire than by the admitting doctor. This study supports the policy of routine screening for health-damaging behaviours and the implementation of health promotion strategies in general hospitals.

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