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Health-related quality of life in alcohol dependence: Similar cross-cultural impact beyond specific drinking habits.

Authors
  • Luquiens, Amandine1, 2
  • Owens, Lynn3
  • Whalley, Diane4
  • Rahhali, Nora5
  • Laramée, Philippe6
  • Crawford, Rebecca4
  • Llorca, Pierre-Michel7
  • Falissard, Bruno2
  • Aubin, Henri-Jean1, 2
  • 1 a Hôpital Paul Brousse, APHP , Villejuif , France. , (France)
  • 2 b CESP, Univ. Paris-Sud, UVSQ, INSERM, Université Paris-Saclay , Villejuif , France. , (France)
  • 3 c Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital Trust Alcohol Services , Liverpool , United Kingdom. , (United Kingdom)
  • 4 d RTI Health Solutions , Didsbury , Manchester , United Kingdom. , (United Kingdom)
  • 5 e Lundbeck S.A.S., Issy-les-Moulineaux Cedex France. , (France)
  • 6 f Centre for Addiction and Mental Health , Toronto , Canada. , (Canada)
  • 7 g Université d'Auvergne , Clermont-Ferrand , France. , (France)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of ethnicity in substance abuse
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2019
Volume
18
Issue
2
Pages
279–295
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/15332640.2017.1355765
PMID: 28805530
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study explores sociocultural differences in alcohol-related impact on quality of life between France and United Kingdom. We included 38 alcohol-dependent patients in France and United Kingdom in 10 focus groups. We used a text-mining approach. Three classes of each corpus regarded identical themes across the countries: (a) core impact on quality of life, (b) drinking habits, (c) sources of help. Core impact was similar between the two countries. Main differences were in drinking habits and referral to sources of help. Despite differences in drinking habits, the domains of life impacted by alcohol were non-country specific.

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