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Titolo:
Quality of Life in alcohol-dependent subjects - a review
Autore:
Foster, JH; Powell, JE; Marshall, EJ; Peters, TJ;
Indirizzi:
Univ London Kings Coll, Dept Clin Pharmacol, London WC2R 2LS, England UnivLondon Kings Coll London England WC2R 2LS London WC2R 2LS, England Univ London Kings Coll, Dept Psychol Med, London WC2R 2LS, England Univ London Kings Coll London England WC2R 2LS London WC2R 2LS, England Wolverhampton Univ, Sch Hlth Sci, Wolverhampton WV1 1DJ, W Midlands, England Wolverhampton Univ Wolverhampton W Midlands England WV1 1DJ ands, England
Titolo Testata:
QUALITY OF LIFE RESEARCH
fascicolo: 3, volume: 8, anno: 1999,
pagine: 255 - 261
SICI:
0962-9343(199905)8:3<255:QOLIAS>2.0.ZU;2-O
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
PRIMARY-CARE PATIENTS; OF-LIFE; LIVER-TRANSPLANTATION; MENTAL-DISORDERS; HEALTH SURVEY; SECCAT SURVEY; DRINKING; QUESTIONNAIRE; ABSTINENCE; ABUSERS;
Keywords:
alcohol; review; Quality of Life; treatment outcomes;
Tipo documento:
Review
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
67
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Foster, JH Univ London Kings Coll Hosp, Dept Clin Biochem, London SE5 9PJ,England Univ London Kings Coll Hosp London England SE5 9PJ J, England
Citazione:
J.H. Foster et al., "Quality of Life in alcohol-dependent subjects - a review", QUAL LIFE R, 8(3), 1999, pp. 255-261

Abstract

Although alcohol misuse is a major cause of morbidity and mortality and animportant health care burden, the Quality of Life (QoL) of alcohol misusing subjects has been little studied to date. For example, only 5 out of 442 accepted abstracts at a recent international QoL conference concerned alcohol-dependent subjects. This paper reviews the ongoing and published work inthe area focusing upon QoL characteristics of alcohol-dependent subjects, the link between QoL comorbidity and alcoholism, QoL alcohol dependency andsocial environment, changes in QoL status as a result of abstinence, minimal or controlled drinking, QoL as a predictor of relapse to heavy drinking and the importance of using a QoL measure when assessing treatment outcomestogether with some of the present difficulties with existing measures. Themain conclusions from the review were that the QoL of alcohol-dependent subjects is very poor but improved as a result of abstinence, controlled or minimal drinking. The important factors in the QoL of alcohol-dependent subjects are psychiatric comorbidity, social environment and disturbed sleep.

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