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Health-related quality of life in alcohol dependence


Luquiens, A., Owens, L., Whalley, D., Rahhali, N., Laramée, P., Crawford, R., ... Aubin, H-J. (2017). Health-related quality of life in alcohol dependence: Similar cross-cultural impact beyond specific drinking habits. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 1-17. DOI: 10.1080/15332640.2017.1355765


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.