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ALCOHOL-DEPENDENT INPATIENTS IN NORTHERN VIETNAM: A PROSPECTIVE STUDY ON FACTORS RELATED TO RELAPSEAuthor(s): Nguyen Thi Phuong Mai*, Kim Bao Giang and Nguyen Van Tuan
Alcohol-dependent patients face a risk of relapse after detoxification and alcohol dependence relapse is affected by many factors in different countries. The study aims to analyze some of the factors associated to the relapse in alcohol-dependent inpatients in northern Vietnam.
Methods: A prospective study that monitored alcohol-dependent inpatient in northern Vietnam for six months.
Results: Patients with education from high school and higher had a relapse rate of 0.65 times as compared to patients with education below high school (IRR=0.65; 95% CI: 0.43-0.99). Patients with four or more times of alcohol withdrawal had a relapse rate of 1.76 times compared with patients with less than four times of alcohol withdrawal (IRR=1.76; 95% CI: 1.09-2.84). Patients with severe and very severe depressive disorders on the Hamilton depression rating scale at one month after being discharge from hospital had a relapse rate of 4.27 times that of non-depressed patients. (IRR=4.27; 95% CI: 1.08-16.97).
Conclusion: Alcohol-dependent patients had many previous alcohol withdrawal times, the co-occurrence of depressive disorder increased alcohol dependence relapse and relapse soon after recovering from alcohol dependence. In particular, higher education was a protective factor against relapse. These factors were depended on economic, medical, cultural and social characteristics in different countries. ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 24 (7) September, 2023; 1-8