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A study on pruritus of female alcoholics

여성알코올중독환자의 소양증에 관한 연구

  • 김동현 (원광대학교 일반대학원 보건학과) ;
  • 김희경 (원광대학교 일반대학원 보건학과)
  • Received : 2013.08.14
  • Accepted : 2013.09.06
  • Published : 2013.09.30

Abstract

Alcohol affects human body very seriously by causing different types of disease. Therefore, a great deal of studies on alcohol addiction have been conducted. There is little, however, on skin problem in relation to alcohol abuse in domestic researches. This study, with this reason, has been conducted on alco holic women, especially who have sensitive skin, with pruritus. From May 1st until 20th, 2013, surveys using same questionnaires had been carried out for the two different groups. one with 114 female alcoholics from four different clinics for acoholics through the nation, the other with 106 residents without alcoholic problems in Cheong-ju and Seong-nam city. From the comparative study of those surveys, alcohol addicts showed higher scores on pruritus than those without alcoholic problems. In addition, Audit-K score had positive correlation with pruritus score, and drinking cycle and quantity, too, had been found related to pruritus. It is expected that the findings will be used as a fundamental data for treating alcohol addicts with skin disease and leading more active researches on this field for the future.

Keywords

AUDIT-K;Female alcoholics;pruritus

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