Journal article

Improvement in quality of life after treatment for alcohol dependence with acamprosate and psychosocial support

MY Morgan, F Landron, P Lehert

ALCOHOLISM-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH | WILEY | Published : 2004

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The impact of disease on health-related quality of life is now well recognized, as is the importance of this variable as a measure of treatment efficacy. METHODS: Patients from five European countries were enrolled in an open, multicenter, prospective study designed to observe outcome in dependent drinkers treated for 6 months with acamprosate and psychosocial support. Version 1 of the 36-item Short Form Health Profile (SF-36v1) questionnaire was administered at inclusion and at 3 and 6 months. Responses were described as handicaps compared with an appropriately matched, healthy reference population. One-way fixed ANOVA and simultaneous stepwise linear regression analysis were us..

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