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Somatic Disease Among Alcohol Abusers in an Out-day Patients' Clinic. A Neglected Area

This study is currently Recruiting

January 2010 By Levanger Hospital

First Recieved on March 4, 2010

Last Updated on June 15, 2011

Sponsor: Levanger Hospital
Collaborators:
Information provided by: Levanger Hospital
Identifier: NCT01081197

Purpose

Alcohol abuse is associated with a variety of clinical diseases, but studies on prevalence of different somatic diseases among alcohol abusers are lacking. Studies on populations in an out-day patients' clinic are also lacking. The investigators aim to study somatic health standard in an out-day patients' clinic population of alcohol abusers, with regard to prevalence of different kinds of somatic diseases, and how the interaction of somatic and psychiatric treatment can influence on patients quality of life. Clinical examination including blood samples and echocardiographic examinations in all participants, other additional examinations (as x-ray, CT or MRI if indicated by clinical findings).

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort

Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria: - Alcohol abusers reffered to the out-day patients' clinic at Dep. of Psychiatry, Levanger Hospital, Norway Exclusion Criteria: - Not consenting to participate - Not able to consent

Investigators

  • Investigator: Erling Dalen, MD - Principal Investigator - Levanger Hospital

Locations

  • Levanger Hospital, Dep. of Psychiatry

    Levanger, N-7600 Norway

Conditions related to this trial:

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