The first three months of alcoholic rehabilitation: Dietary, anthropometric, and biochemical observations compared to addiction severity and personality profile

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Title:
The first three months of alcoholic rehabilitation: Dietary, anthropometric, and biochemical observations compared to addiction severity and personality profile
Author:
Drees, Elaine Kay, 1969-
Issue Date:
1994
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A pilot study was conducted to assess associations among nutritional status, addiction severity using the Alcohol Dependence Scale (ADS), and psychological profiles using the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI). Twenty-two alcoholic individuals from Gateway Inc. of Tucson, Arizona, were assessed at day seven of detoxification and day 90 of rehabilitation. Subjects presented in good nutritional status with little anthropometric or biochemical indication of deficiency. The ADS indicated moderate to severe addiction. Initial MMPI scores were elevated in validity, psychopathic deviation, paranoia, and schizophrenia. At follow-up, subjects displayed significantly lower paranoia scale. Initial biochemical measurements indicated altered levels of liver enzymes. These improved significantly in returning subjects Initial diet recalls indicated deficient intakes of several vitamins and minerals. Follow-up showed improved diet intake in most nutrients. Few significant correlations were noted between diet intake and addiction severity. The data do provide, however, implications for nutrition intervention during the alcoholic rehabilitation process.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Health Sciences, Nutrition.; Psychology, Personality.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nutritional Sciences
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Howell, Wanda Hain

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe first three months of alcoholic rehabilitation: Dietary, anthropometric, and biochemical observations compared to addiction severity and personality profileen_US
dc.creatorDrees, Elaine Kay, 1969-en_US
dc.contributor.authorDrees, Elaine Kay, 1969-en_US
dc.date.issued1994en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA pilot study was conducted to assess associations among nutritional status, addiction severity using the Alcohol Dependence Scale (ADS), and psychological profiles using the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI). Twenty-two alcoholic individuals from Gateway Inc. of Tucson, Arizona, were assessed at day seven of detoxification and day 90 of rehabilitation. Subjects presented in good nutritional status with little anthropometric or biochemical indication of deficiency. The ADS indicated moderate to severe addiction. Initial MMPI scores were elevated in validity, psychopathic deviation, paranoia, and schizophrenia. At follow-up, subjects displayed significantly lower paranoia scale. Initial biochemical measurements indicated altered levels of liver enzymes. These improved significantly in returning subjects Initial diet recalls indicated deficient intakes of several vitamins and minerals. Follow-up showed improved diet intake in most nutrients. Few significant correlations were noted between diet intake and addiction severity. The data do provide, however, implications for nutrition intervention during the alcoholic rehabilitation process.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nutrition.en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Personality.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNutritional Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorHowell, Wanda Hainen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1361554en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b32829012en_US
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