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'n Maatskaplikewerk-hulpverleningsprogram vir volwasse brandwondpasi"ente wat alkohol misbruik

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dc.contributor.author Steenkamp WC en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T08:38:00Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T08:38:00Z
dc.date.submitted 1993 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/35915
dc.description.abstract The aim of the study was to design a treatment program for burn patients who abuse alcohol. To achieve this literature study was done on the psycho-social support of burn patients and on substance abuse counselling. An empirical study was designed to determine the prevalence of alcohol dependence in patients at the burns unit of the Tygerberg Hospital and to describe patterns of alcohol consumption, socio-economic adjustment and attitudes towards drinking. The subjects of the study were patients over the age of eighteen years who were admitted consecutively to the burns unit between 21 March 1992 and 19 June 1992. During this period 79 patients were admitted. Twenty-six were excluded from the study because of early discharge (eleven patients), language problems (five patients) and deaths (ten patients). The remaining 53 patients were screened for alcohol problems using the Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (Selzer 1971). Thirty patients screened positively for alcoholism. A more comprehensive interview schedule was administered to these patients to obtain additional information. The incidence of alcohol dependence in the study group was high. Most patients indicated that they were regular weekend drinkers. More than half of the patients reported previous alcohol-related accidents and many patients attriguted their present burn injury to alcohol intoxication. The study group can be described as socio-economically deprived. It was also found that the burn injury represents a crisis during which treatment for alcohol problems can be introduced. Individual counselling and groupwork is combined in an intergrated program. The program represents a minimal intervention strategy aimed at attitude and behaviour change. en
dc.language Afrikaans en
dc.subject Social work en
dc.subject Medical social work en
dc.title 'n Maatskaplikewerk-hulpverleningsprogram vir volwasse brandwondpasi"ente wat alkohol misbruik en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA in Maatsk Werk en


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