Alcohol and Primary Health Care: Patterns of use and associated factors

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Κατεύθυνση Σχεδιασμός και Διοίκηση Υπηρεσιών Υγείας
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Skylakaki Amalia
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Κυριάκος Σουλιώτης, Αναπληρωτής Καθηγητής Πολιτικής Υγείας, Σχολή Κοινωνικών Επιστημών Πανεπιστημίου Πελοποννήσου, ΕΠΙΒΛΕΠΩΝ
Γιάννης Τούντας, Καθηγητής Κοινωνικής και Προληπτικής Ιατρικής, ΕΚΠΑ
Μαρία Καντζανού, Επίκουρη Καθηγήτρια Επιδημιολογίας και Προληπτικής Ιατρικής, ΕΚΠΑ
Original Title:
Αλκοόλ και Πρωτοβάθμια Φροντίδα Υγείας: Πρότυπα κατανάλωσης και σχετιζόμενοι παράγοντες
Translated title:
Alcohol and Primary Health Care: Patterns of use and associated factors
Theoretical background: Alcohol consumption is a significant risk factor for health and its consequences spun to the social and public sphere. As primary health care is general population’s main entrance to health services, it needs to be prepared for screening and management of alcohol problems.
Purpose of study: The purpose of the present study was to record both the prevalence and the patterns of alcohol use in members of TYPET (Mutual Health Fund of National Bank of Greece Personnel).
Materials-Research methods: Τhe study was conducted with questionnaires that were administered during scheduled medical visits in TYPET’s primary health care services. The tools that were used were AUDIT for alcohol consumption and Fagerström for nicotine dependence.
Findings: Τhe vast majority of the sample (81,4%) consumed alcohol, but infrequently and in small amounts. For most participants, it was the first time that they were asked about their use of alcohol. From the statistical analysis that was performed a significant relationship was found between alcοhol and smoking but no relationship was found between alcohol and any other variable. On the contrary, smoking severity was found to have a statistically high relationship with state of health and gender.
Conclusions: Even though the prevalence of alcohol in this population is greater than the prevalence of smoking, the latter seems to have a greater impact in health. Also, the lack of screening needs to be a point of concern for the health provider.
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Health Sciences
Alcohol, Patterns of use, Smoking, Audit, Primary health care
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