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J Ethn Subst Abuse. 2016 Apr-Jun;15(2):210-20. doi: 10.1080/15332640.2015.1022628. Epub 2015 Sep 30.

Correlates of health-related quality of life in Thai patients with alcohol dependence.

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1
a Department of Psychiatry and Neurology , Phramongkutklao Hospital , Bangkok , Thailand.
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b Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine , Chiang Mai University , Chiang Mai , Thailand.
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c Thanyarak Chiang Mai Hospital , Chiang Mai , Thailand.
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d Suanprung Psychiatric Hospital , Chiang Mai , Thailand.

Abstract

This study aimed to examine the correlates of health related quality of life in Thai patients with alcohol dependence. The amount of alcohol intake was calculated by timeline followback chart and the health related quality of life was determined by Short Form-36 Health Survey. The means of the Short Form-36 Physical Component and Mental Component Summary were 67.43 (18.74) and 64.45 (20.90), respectively. Stepwise linear regression models showed the number of heavy drinking days was significantly correlated with the Physical Component Summary and Mental Component Summary. Such moderate correlations suggest that drinking and health related quality of life measures might tap different aspects of alcohol outcomes and should be concurrently administered.

KEYWORDS:

Alcohol dependence; correlation; quality of life

PMID:
26422548
DOI:
10.1080/15332640.2015.1022628
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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