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Perception of illness among patients with alcoholic liver disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3172787     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A sample of patients (N = 134) with alcoholic liver disease was found to be significantly "health internal" (i.e., believe that their behavior plays a major role in determining subsequent health or illness) compared with a sample of patients with nonalcoholic liver disease on Health Locus of Control Scale. The patients with alcoholic liver disease did not differ significantly from those with nonalcoholic liver disease in the level of awareness of severity of their disease. Most patients in both groups agreed with their physician's ratings of the severity of their illness. The implications of these findings are discussed.
B T Farid; R D Johnson; E G Lucas; R Williams
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of studies on alcohol     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0096-882X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Stud. Alcohol     Publication Date:  1988 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-11-21     Completed Date:  1988-11-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503813     Medline TA:  J Stud Alcohol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  375-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
King's College Hospital, London, England.
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MeSH Terms
Alcohol Drinking / psychology
Liver Diseases, Alcoholic / psychology*
Middle Aged
Self Assessment (Psychology)
Severity of Illness Index*

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