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IMPACT OF HEALTH DISPARITIES AND BRIEF COUNSELING INTERVENTIONS ON DRINKING OUTCOMES IN HOSPITALIZED TRAUMA PATIENTS

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Individuals who misuse alcohol or have an AUD are more likely to experience a traumatic injury. As a result, hospital trauma centers are a key place to screen and provide brief interventions for risky drinking patterns. Also, there is growing effort today to understand health disparities, so that healthcare can be adjusted to best provide treatment to all individuals. Considering this, the current study was a retrospective analysis on a pre-existing dataset that utilized multiple hierarchical regression in order to understand how health disparity-related factors and two distinct brief counseling interventions uniquely predict changes in drinking patterns. Results from this study indicated that regardless of brief counseling intervention type, patients, on average, showed improvements in drinking patterns at a six-month follow up. Females were more likely to show greater changes than men in either intervention group. Overall, this study indicated that sex was the only health disparity related variable to predict changes in drinking outcomes.
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contributor
Wall, Emily (author)
Weiner, Jeff (committee chair)
Shilling, Elizabeth (committee member)
Wolfson, Mark (committee member)
date
2019-05-24T08:35:29Z (accessioned)
2019 (issued)
degree
Neuroscience – MS (discipline)
2021-05-23 (liftdate)
embargo
2021-05-23 (terms)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/93906 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
IMPACT OF HEALTH DISPARITIES AND BRIEF COUNSELING INTERVENTIONS ON DRINKING OUTCOMES IN HOSPITALIZED TRAUMA PATIENTS
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