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Factors involved in seeking care at a specialty service among alcoholic rural French women: A cross-sectional study of rural women

Abstract : BACKGROUND: Few studies of mental health or substance abuse have focused on rural life. This study aimed to evaluate the association between socio-demographic and clinical characteristics and the probability of rural alcoholic women seeking help on their own at a specialty treatment service. METHODS: This exploratory study used a cross-sectional design to collect data from alcoholic women upon admission to a French outpatient department. Multiple logistic regression models tested whether the socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of these women predicted the likelihood that they would seek treatment at a specialty service on their own. RESULTS: Among 50 rural alcoholic women, the probability of seeking help on their own at a specialty treatment service was 5.6 times greater (95% CI 1.2-25.7, P=0.03) for participants with a history of physical and/or sexual trauma and 5.1 times greater (95% CI 1.1-24, P=0.03) among women with no complementary health insurance. CONCLUSION: Increased knowledge of the specific characteristics of rural alcoholic women is needed to develop programs that will increase awareness of and access to specialty treatment services among these women.
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Stéphanie Bourion-Bédès, Isabelle Clerc-Urmès, Alex Bédès, Cédric Baumann. Factors involved in seeking care at a specialty service among alcoholic rural French women: A cross-sectional study of rural women. La Presse Médicale, Elsevier Masson, 2019, 48 (12), pp.e361-e368. ⟨10.1016/j.lpm.2019.09.046⟩. ⟨hal-02440535⟩

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