Affecting factors of the Drinking Behavior of Liver Cirrhosis Patients The Aspects of Convergence of Drinking Behavior and Disease-related of factors

간경변증 환자 음주행위 관련변인 -음주행위와 질병관련 변인의 융복합 측면-

  • Received : 2015.05.26
  • Accepted : 2015.07.20
  • Published : 2015.07.28


This study was conducted to determine the affecting factors among patients with drinking behavior of liver cirrhosis. Data were collected by questionnaire from 157 patients who were diagnosed with liver cirrhosis at a tertiary hospital located in D-city. Measurements included patients' demographic characteristics, clinical characteristics, disease-related of symptom experience, emotional-factors of anxiety-depression and social-factor of social support. Data were analyzed using t-test, and logistic regression analyses. The incidence rate of drinking behavior was 31.8%. Multivariate analysis revealed that smoking(yes), men, symptom experience, social support and anxiety were more likely to report high level of drinking behavior. Future research should consider managing drinking behavior as an essential component of comprehensive care for patients with liver cirrhosis.


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