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BRIEF RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 62  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 218-220

Risk of relapse in clients with alcohol dependence syndrome in a tertiary care hospital


1 Lecturer, Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Sri Venkateswara College of Nursing, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatric Nursing, College of Nursing, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India
3 Additional Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Padmavathi Nagarajan
Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Dhanvantari Nagar, Puducherry - 605 006
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijph.IJPH_57_17

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Alcoholism is one of the major health problems seen all over the world. The risk of relapse was estimated among 94 clients with alcohol dependence syndrome (ADS) who attended both in- and out-patient units of a tertiary care hospital. The tools used were the sociodemographic and clinical variables, Clinical Institute of Withdrawal Assessment Alcohol–revised (CIWA–Ar), Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT), and Advanced Warning of Relapse (AWARE) scale. Out of the 94 clients, 63 (67.7%) were in the low-risk group for getting relapse, 26 (27.7%) were in the moderate-risk group, and 5 (5.3%) were in the high-risk group. Family history of alcohol use was significantly associated with the AWARE score (P < 0.05). Nicotine use was reported by 56 (59.6%) clients. Clients with a positive family history of alcohol use, disturbed sleep pattern, and higher total score (>20) of AUDIT scale were at higher risk of relapse.


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