Factors Influencing Benzodiazepines’ use and the Behavior of Patients under Treatment for Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms: Based on a Study of Alcohol-Dependent Patients in Sawankhaloke Hospital, Sukhothai Province.

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Tianchai Suanroon
Watoo Phrompittayarat

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Objective: To study the suitability of benzodiazepines’ use and the factors that influence the behavior of patients who use benzodiazepines under treatment for alcohol withdrawal symptoms.


Methods: This study was a cross-sectional survey of alcohol-dependent patients in the clinic of Sawankhaloke Hospital, Sukhothai province, which was carried out from November 2016 to January 2017. The sample group consisted of 117 alcohol-dependent patients.  Questionnaire was the instrument used to collect data. The descriptive analysis of data included frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, and Stepwise Multiple Regression Analysis.


Results: 48.7% of the sample group had a high level of alcohol dependence. 26.5% of the sample group used benzodiazepines appropriately. Factors that can predict the use of benzodiazepines with a statistical significance of 0.05 are social and family support (Beta =0.325,β = 0.084), and age (Beta =0.227,β = 0.125). Furthermore, these factors can predict the patients’ use of benzodiazepines by 14.3%.


Conclusion: Social and family support, as well as age varied according to appropriate benzodiazepines’ use.


Keywords : Factors, Benzodiazepines, Alcohol withdrawal, Alcohol dependent-patient

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Tianchai Suanroon, Pharmacy department ,Sawankhaloke Hospital,Sukhothai.64110

Pharmacy department ,Sawankhaloke Hospital,Sukhothai.64110

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