Alcohol use patterns and trajectories of health-related quality of life in middle-aged and older adults: A 14- year Population-based study

Mark S. Kaplan, Nathalie Huguet, David Feeny, Bentson McFarland, Raul Caetano, Julie Bernier, Norman Giesbrecht, Lisa Oliver, Nancy Ross

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Objective: A 14-year multiwave panel design was used to examine relationships between longitudinal alcohol-consumption patterns, especially persistent moderate use, and change in health-related quality of life among middle-aged and older adults. Method: A nationally representative sample of 5,404 community-dwelling Canadians ages 50 and older at baseline (1994/1995) was obtained from the longitudinal National Population Health Survey. Alcohol-consumption patterns were developed based on the quantity and frequency of use in the 12 months before the interview. Health-related quality of life was assessed with the Health Utilities Index Mark 3 (HUI3). Latent growth curve modeling was used to estimate the change in HUI3 for each alcohol pattern after adjusting for covariates measured at baseline. Results: Most participants showed stable alcohol-consumption patterns over 6 years. Persistent nonusers, persistent former users, those decreasing their consumption levels, and those with unstable patterns (i.e., U shaped and inverted U shaped) had lower HUI3 scores at baseline compared with persistent moderate drinkers. A more rapid decline in HUI3 scores than that observed for persistent moderate users was seen only in those with decreasing consumption (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)581-590
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
Volume73
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2012

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Kaplan, M. S., Huguet, N., Feeny, D., McFarland, B., Caetano, R., Bernier, J., ... Ross, N. (2012). Alcohol use patterns and trajectories of health-related quality of life in middle-aged and older adults: A 14- year Population-based study. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 73(4), 581-590.

Alcohol use patterns and trajectories of health-related quality of life in middle-aged and older adults : A 14- year Population-based study. / Kaplan, Mark S.; Huguet, Nathalie; Feeny, David; McFarland, Bentson; Caetano, Raul; Bernier, Julie; Giesbrecht, Norman; Oliver, Lisa; Ross, Nancy.

In: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, Vol. 73, No. 4, 07.2012, p. 581-590.

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Kaplan, MS, Huguet, N, Feeny, D, McFarland, B, Caetano, R, Bernier, J, Giesbrecht, N, Oliver, L & Ross, N 2012, 'Alcohol use patterns and trajectories of health-related quality of life in middle-aged and older adults: A 14- year Population-based study', Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, vol. 73, no. 4, pp. 581-590.
Kaplan, Mark S. ; Huguet, Nathalie ; Feeny, David ; McFarland, Bentson ; Caetano, Raul ; Bernier, Julie ; Giesbrecht, Norman ; Oliver, Lisa ; Ross, Nancy. / Alcohol use patterns and trajectories of health-related quality of life in middle-aged and older adults : A 14- year Population-based study. In: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 2012 ; Vol. 73, No. 4. pp. 581-590.
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