Motivation to reduce drinking and engagement in alcohol misuse treatment in alcohol-related liver disease: a national health survey

Anna Emilie Kanns*, Peter Jepsen, Lone Madsen, Colin Crooks, Kate Fleming, Anne Illemann Christensen, Cathrine Juel Lau, Joe West, Gro Askgaard

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The study aim was to identify predictors of motivation to reduce alcohol consumption and whether motivation predicts engagement in alcohol misuse treatment in alcohol-related liver disease (ALD).

METHODS: Data from health surveys and health-care registries were combined.

RESULTS: Of 674 patients with ALD, 65% consumed alcohol. Recent hospital admission and severe alcohol problems were associated with motivation to reduce alcohol consumption. Two-year probability for engagement in misuse treatment was 29% for patients with motivation to reduce alcohol consumption versus 6.5% for patients without motivation.

DISCUSSION: ALD patients with recent hospital admission were more motivated to cut down alcohol consumption, and motivation predicted engagement in alcohol misuse treatment. This insight can help us target brief interventions.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Sider (fra-til)918-922
Antal sider5
TidsskriftAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Vol/bind117
Udgave nummer6
Tidlig onlinedato29 dec. 2021
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1 jun. 2022

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