International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023

A Descriptive Study to Assess the Level of Motivation and the Severity of Dependence among Patients with Alcohol Dependence Syndrome

Jeeva Sebastian | Dani Paul [2] | Manoranjitham .S | Grace Rebecca

Abstract: Background: level of motivation to change influences the severity of alcohol dependence. The study intended to assess motivation to reduce alcohol consumption in increasing and higher-risk drinkers with objectives to assess the severity of dependence and the level of motivation, to determine the relationship between the variables and to find the association between motivation and severity of dependence with selected socio-demographic and clinical variables of patients with Alcohol Dependence Syndrome. Two hundred patients with alcohol dependence syndrome attending outpatient and inpatient services at Department of Psychiatry of a super speciality hospital at Vellore, India were examined for readiness to change using URICA scale and the severity of alcohol dependence using SADQ questionnaire. Results: There was no correlation between level of motivation and severity of alcohol dependence wherein there was significant association between the dependent and independent variable of the study. Conclusion: There are several factors that contribute to the severity of alcohol dependence and various factors that influence the level of motivation in patients with alcohol dependence syndrome. Treating psychiatric team must be aware of these factors in order to enhance the overall functionality of patients with alcohol dependence syndrome.

Keywords: Alcohol Dependence Syndrome, Level of motivation, Severity of Dependence, URICA, SADQ

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023,

Pages: 762 - 769

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