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Webber, Katherine and Davies, Andrew N and Leach, Charlotte and Bradley, Anna (2020) Alcohol and drug use disorders in patients with cancer and caregivers: effects on caregiver burden. London: Alcohol Change UK.

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Key findings

  • 5% of cancer patients and 8% of caregivers screened positively for alcohol use disorders on the AUDIT.
  • 6% of cancer patients and 3% of caregivers screened positively for drug abuse on the DAST-10.
  • Caregivers screening positively for drug and alcohol problems had significantly higher carer burden scores.
  • Carer burden was not affected by the patient’s drug or alcohol abuse issues.
Item Type
Report
Publication Type
International, Report
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Screening / Assessment
Date
September 2020
Pages
12 p.
Publisher
Alcohol Change UK
Place of Publication
London
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