Alcoholism and Participation in Therapy

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Universitätskrankenhaus Eppendorf, Psychiatrische Abteilung, Hamburg
Publication Date
  • Universitaetskrankenhaus Eppendorf, Psychiatrische Abteilung, Hamburg (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Medicine
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Drug abuse, alcohol and smoking
  • Abstract

    Causes, social backgrounds and consequences of use of alcohol by alcoholics. Topics: profile of requirements of a preferred occupation; occupation learned and current occupation; terms of employment; most important person to relate to; characterization of relation with person to relate to; housing situation; expectations of preferred leisure activities; determination and self-confidence; expected effects of continued or terminated use of alcohol on the relation with person to relate to, on personal well-being and on professional life; occasions to drink; effects of alcohol dependency up to now on various areas of life; occurrence of illnesses due to alcohol, symptoms and complaints; convictions in connection with use of alcohol; drinking habits of parents during personal childhood or youth as well as currently; reasons for interest in therapy; earlier participation in various forms of therapy and judgement on their effectiveness; number of hospital stays due to alcohol; contacts with self-help groups; frequency of use of pain-killers, sleeping pills and tranquilizers; amount of time since last use of alcohol; age at first use of alcohol as well as at first intoxication; point in time, as of which greater quantities of alcohol are consumed; preferred drink; daily consumption of beer, schnapps, liqueur and wine; rapid or slow consumption; first use of alcohol immediately after getting up; regularity of use of alcohol; length of abstinence after intoxication; influence of alcohol on one´s own personality; maintaining a supply of alcohol; changes noted in the effect of alcohol; place of consumption; regular use of alcohol with a partner, in company of others or alone; openness regarding one´s personal alcohol problem; sensitivity to criticism expressed due to the use of alcohol; planned future dealing with alcohol; thoughts of suicide; reasons for an earlier suicide attempt; judgement on childhood; social origins; comparison of personal professional career with that of parents or partner. Also encoded were: first contact; date of interview; mode of funds transfer; problem definition by patient; effects desired from alcohol; negative experiences with alcohol; increased use of alcohol; attempts to control oneself; control by others; prior treatments; social surroundings; conspicuousness in various socialization phases, partnerships and sexuality; judgement on the motivation for therapy.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1980 / 1985
Geographic Coverage
  • Hamburg (DE-HH)
    Hamburg and vicinity
Sampled Universe
Sample of patients obtaining information on therapy in the University Hospital Eppendorf. All persons by their own definition were alcoholics or persons with alcohol problems.
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 570
    Number of Variables: 274
The written survey was conducted in the hospital.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1948 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Blasius, Jörg: Alkoholismus und Therapieteilnahme. Hamburg: Universität, Diplomarbeit 1985.
  • Blasius, Jörg: Alkoholismus und Therapieteilnahme. In: Sucht 37, 1991, S. 215-228.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 86 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22