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Spinal Cord. 2011 May;49(5):637-42. doi: 10.1038/sc.2010.160. Epub 2010 Nov 23.

Psychological factors affecting alcohol use after spinal cord injury.

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  • 1Department of Health Sciences and Research, College of Health Professions, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA. saundel@musc.edu

Abstract

STUDY DESIGN:

Cross-sectional.

OBJECTIVE:

The purpose of this study is to assess risk factors, including personality and socioeconomic indicators, with alcohol use among persons with spinal cord injury (SCI).

SETTING:

A large rehabilitation hospital in the Southeastern United States.

METHODS:

A total of 1549 participants responded to a survey on outcomes after SCI. We used polychotomous logistic regression to assess the relationships of personality and socioeconomic factors with alcohol use.

RESULTS:

In this study population, 19.3% were heavy drinkers, 29.4% moderate and 51.7% abstinent. Annual household income and education were both associated with heavy alcohol use, with persons with higher income or education more likely to be heavy drinkers. Impulsive sensation seeking, neuroticism-anxiety and aggression-hostility were associated with increased odds of heavy drinking.

CONCLUSION:

This study adds to the body of evidence indicating a substantial portion of individuals with SCI are heavy drinkers, and that personality and socioeconomic status are associated with heavy drinking.

PMID:
21102575
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PMCID:
PMC3090503
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