Alkoholismus und praktizierender Arzt [Alcoholism and the practicing physician].

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_119A713C99FF
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Alkoholismus und praktizierender Arzt [Alcoholism and the practicing physician].
Périodique
Therapeutische Umschau.
Auteur(s)
Niquille M., Burnand B., Yersin B.
ISSN
0040-5930 (Print)
ISSN-L
0040-5930
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
09/1990
Volume
47
Numéro
9
Pages
717-723
Langue
allemand
Notes
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
Alcoholism is a major public health problem in Switzerland as in most Western industrialized countries. The general practitioner should be a key person in screening for alcohol abuse and dependency. Yet, the general practitioner should provide information and counselling upon the consequences of excessive alcohol consumption. In a strategy of routine screening by general practitioners, asking the patient about the quantity and the frequency of alcohol consumption, clinical examination and laboratory testing are less effective than a standardized questionnaire. Examples of questionnaires include the Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (MAST) and the CAGE questionnaire. The rationale for systematic screening is that early pathological injuries due to excessive alcohol consumption are reversible. Yet, the prognosis seems to be more favourable where therapy begins early and the amount of psychosocial problems is limited. An early therapeutic intervention could be started as a multidisciplinary approach, targeting the patient and emphasizing the role of the patient's physician.
Mots-clé
Alcohol Drinking/adverse effects, Alcoholism/prevention & control, Alcoholism/rehabilitation, Health Education/methods, Humans, Physician's Role, Risk Factors
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Web of science
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