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The Influence of Health Behaviors and Health related Quality of Life on Depression among Korean Female Problem Drinker
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The Influence of Health Behaviors and Health related Quality of Life on Depression among Korean Female Problem Drinker
Park, Min Hee; Jeon, Hae Ok;
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The purpose of this study is to investigate the drinking status, health behaviors, health related quality of life and depression among female problem drinkers and to examine the impact of their health behavior and health related quality of life on depression. The data of this study were derived from the 5th Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey conducted during January 2010-December 2012. As for the subjects of this study, 328 female problem drinkers were selected who were classified as those with 8 or higher scores in the AUDIT, and complex samples analysis was conducted using the IBM SPSS Statistics version 21.0 software package. The study result showed that the risk of experiencing depression increased among subjects with a high level of perceived stress and subjects with a low level of health related quality of life. In addition, the risk of experiencing depression increased among subjects with 1-4 hours of sleep time compared to subjects with 8 or more hours of sleep time. Accordingly, it would be necessary to pay attention to stress, sleep time and health related quality of life that are related influencing factors for the improvement of depression and mental health of Korean female problem drinkers.
Alcohol-drinking;Depression;Female;Health;Quality of life;
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