• Printed Journal
  • Refereed Journal
  • Peer Reviewed Journal
International Journal of Midwifery and Nursing Practice
International Journal of Midwifery and Nursing Practice
2019, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part B
A study to assess the prevalence of alcoholism and psychosocial problems among adults in Akkuthotta Village at Nellore, Andhra Pradesh

Lalitha Kumari T, Latha P and Dr. Indira Arumugam

Background: Alcoholism refers to the use of alcoholic beverages to the point of causing damage to the individual, society or both. In India the alcohol addiction is more common and the disorders are also increasing. About 75% of the adults in India are regular drinkers. Most of the family problems and other violence are arising due to alcohol consumption.
Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of alcoholism and psychosocial problems among adults.
Objectives: 1. To assess the prevalence of alcoholism among adults. 2. To identify the psychosocial problems related to alcoholism among adults. 3. To find the relationship between prevalence of alcoholism and psychosocial problems. 4. To find out the association between prevalence of alcoholism and psychosocial problems with selected socio-demographic variables.
Methodology: 100 adults from rural area, Akkuthotta, Nellore were selected by using stratified random sampling method.
Results: The study concluded that almost half of the adults 42(42%) were mild alcoholics and 44(44%) adults had psychological problems due to alcoholism. The co-relation between the prevalence of alcoholism and psychosocial problems was +0.89.
Pages : 70-72 | 736 Views | 356 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Lalitha Kumari T, Latha P, Dr. Indira Arumugam. A study to assess the prevalence of alcoholism and psychosocial problems among adults in Akkuthotta Village at Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. Int J Midwifery Nurs Pract 2019;2(1):70-72.
close Journals List Click Here Other Nursing Journals Other Journals
International Journal of Midwifery and Nursing Practice
Please use another browser.