Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1177/11782218211065755
Title: Examining the Attitudes of Non-Psychiatric Practicing Healthcare Workers Towards Patients With Alcohol Problems in General Hospital Setting
Authors: Tan, HT
Lui, YS 
Peh, LH 
Winslow, RM 
Guo, S 
Keywords: Attitudes
alcohol use disorders
general hospital
healthcare workers
intervention
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2022
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Citation: Tan, HT, Lui, YS, Peh, LH, Winslow, RM, Guo, S (2022-01-01). Examining the Attitudes of Non-Psychiatric Practicing Healthcare Workers Towards Patients With Alcohol Problems in General Hospital Setting. Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment 16 : 11782218211065755-. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1177/11782218211065755
Abstract: Background and objectives: Problematic alcohol-use affect the physical and mental well-being of hospitalised individuals and may receive screening and brief-intervention during treatment. Non-psychiatric doctors and nurses might respond inadequately due to negative attitudes and beliefs. This study aimed to examine these attitudes of non-psychiatric workers in the medical and surgical wards. Methods: A total of 457 doctors and 1643 nurses were recruited from the medical, surgical and orthopaedic disciplines over a period of 4 months. Three questionnaires were administered: demographics, Alcohol & Alcohol-Problems Perceptions Questionnaire (AAPPQ) and Staff Perception of Alcohol Treatment Resources. Results: About 128 doctors and 785 nurses responded. Around 75.5% doctors and 51.9% nurses endorsed role-legitimacy in the AAPPQ. Both the doctor (86.7%) and nurse (77.6%) groups agreed on the importance to initiate intervention for patients with problematic alcohol-use in daily work. Both groups were sceptical and negative towards these patients endorsing low-level role-adequacy (41.2%), role-support (36.9%), motivation (36.5%), task-specific self-esteem (25.1) as well as work satisfaction (20.5%). Conclusion/discussion: Doctors and nurses demonstrated low levels of therapeutic commitments towards patients with problematic alcohol-use thereby necessitating the introduction of in-house programmes to educate, empower and emphasise the importance of therapeutic contact with patients for alcohol intervention. Scientific significance: The prompt identification and treatment of patients with alcohol problems are contingent on the workers’ attitudes towards them. This study’s results should spark a nation-wide interest to improve the training and recognition of such patients and providing adequate educational resources.
Source Title: Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/215236
ISSN: 11782218
DOI: 10.1177/11782218211065755
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