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Alcohol abuse in women seeking gynecologic care.

Alcohol abuse in women seeking gynecologic care. In several retrospective studies, alcoholic women have reported menstrual problems significantly more often than nonalcoholic women. There is no information, however, comparing the prevalence of alcohol abuse in women who receive periodic gynecologic care and those who seek care for menstrual disorders such as the premenstrual syndromes. This question was studied in two private practice settings. Women seeking periodic care were obtained from a suburban, general gynecology practice. Women seeking treatment for premenstrual syndrome (PMS) were obtained from a practice that specialized in the care of PMS. Ninety-five patients with PMS and 147 patients seeking periodic care were screened with the CAGE questions--a mnemonic for attempts to Cut back on drinking, being Annoyed at criticism about drinking, feeling Guilty about drinking, and using alcohol as an Eye-opener. Women who gave affirmative responses to one or more of the CAGE questions were evaluated for the presence of alcohol abuse. In the women seeking periodic care, 33% were CAGE positive and 12% were alcohol abusers. In the PMS practice, 51% were CAGE positive and 21% were alcohol abusers. Alcohol abuse is a common problem in gynecologic practice. Women who seek medical care for PMS are at much greater risk to be alcohol abusers. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Obstetrics and gynecology Pubmed

Alcohol abuse in women seeking gynecologic care.

Obstetrics and gynecology , Volume 68 (3): -315 – Sep 17, 1986

Alcohol abuse in women seeking gynecologic care.


Abstract

In several retrospective studies, alcoholic women have reported menstrual problems significantly more often than nonalcoholic women. There is no information, however, comparing the prevalence of alcohol abuse in women who receive periodic gynecologic care and those who seek care for menstrual disorders such as the premenstrual syndromes. This question was studied in two private practice settings. Women seeking periodic care were obtained from a suburban, general gynecology practice. Women seeking treatment for premenstrual syndrome (PMS) were obtained from a practice that specialized in the care of PMS. Ninety-five patients with PMS and 147 patients seeking periodic care were screened with the CAGE questions--a mnemonic for attempts to Cut back on drinking, being Annoyed at criticism about drinking, feeling Guilty about drinking, and using alcohol as an Eye-opener. Women who gave affirmative responses to one or more of the CAGE questions were evaluated for the presence of alcohol abuse. In the women seeking periodic care, 33% were CAGE positive and 12% were alcohol abusers. In the PMS practice, 51% were CAGE positive and 21% were alcohol abusers. Alcohol abuse is a common problem in gynecologic practice. Women who seek medical care for PMS are at much greater risk to be alcohol abusers.

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ISSN
0029-7844
DOI
10.1097/00006250-198609000-00006
pmid
3737053

Abstract

In several retrospective studies, alcoholic women have reported menstrual problems significantly more often than nonalcoholic women. There is no information, however, comparing the prevalence of alcohol abuse in women who receive periodic gynecologic care and those who seek care for menstrual disorders such as the premenstrual syndromes. This question was studied in two private practice settings. Women seeking periodic care were obtained from a suburban, general gynecology practice. Women seeking treatment for premenstrual syndrome (PMS) were obtained from a practice that specialized in the care of PMS. Ninety-five patients with PMS and 147 patients seeking periodic care were screened with the CAGE questions--a mnemonic for attempts to Cut back on drinking, being Annoyed at criticism about drinking, feeling Guilty about drinking, and using alcohol as an Eye-opener. Women who gave affirmative responses to one or more of the CAGE questions were evaluated for the presence of alcohol abuse. In the women seeking periodic care, 33% were CAGE positive and 12% were alcohol abusers. In the PMS practice, 51% were CAGE positive and 21% were alcohol abusers. Alcohol abuse is a common problem in gynecologic practice. Women who seek medical care for PMS are at much greater risk to be alcohol abusers.

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Obstetrics and gynecologyPubmed

Published: Sep 17, 1986

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