Advanced

Women's patterns of everyday occupations and alcohol consumption

Andersson, Christina; Eklund, Mona LU ; Sundh, Valter; Thundal, Kajsa-Lena and Spak, Fredrik (2012) In Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy 19(3). p.225-238
Abstract
Earlier studies on women's health and drinking and the contemporary associated risk factors have highlighted the need for more complex approaches in understanding the pathways into women's problem drinking. Research, from both social science and from occupational therapy models, has underlined the importance of deconstructing the often dichotomized way of investigating women's daily lives (such as in paid and unpaid work or in work and leisure) when discussing factors from the daily life environment and their impact on health issues. The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between women's patterns of everyday occupation and alcohol consumption using the broader concept of occupation from occupational therapy models. This was... (More)
Earlier studies on women's health and drinking and the contemporary associated risk factors have highlighted the need for more complex approaches in understanding the pathways into women's problem drinking. Research, from both social science and from occupational therapy models, has underlined the importance of deconstructing the often dichotomized way of investigating women's daily lives (such as in paid and unpaid work or in work and leisure) when discussing factors from the daily life environment and their impact on health issues. The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between women's patterns of everyday occupation and alcohol consumption using the broader concept of occupation from occupational therapy models. This was a cross-sectional study from the latest wave (2000) of a population-based project, Women and Alcohol in Gothenburg (WAG). The study group consisted of 851 women, aged 20-55 years. Using an individually oriented method, two-step clustering, three distinct patterns of everyday occupations were identified. Significant associations with problematic alcohol consumption were found in the clusters, characterized by lower engagement in leisure activities and a larger amount of spare time. The need for new preventive approaches, including investigating the importance of having engaging leisure activities, is discussed. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
publishing date
type
Contribution to journal
publication status
published
subject
keywords
cluster analyses, population-based study, problematic alcohol, consumption, self-reported satisfaction, sociodemographic factors
in
Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
volume
19
issue
3
pages
225 - 238
publisher
Taylor & Francis
external identifiers
  • wos:000303242000001
  • scopus:84860142804
ISSN
1651-2014
DOI
10.3109/11038128.2010.527013
language
English
LU publication?
yes
id
788dcbb6-3d8d-48a9-b5a8-d94748f336c1 (old id 2563325)
date added to LUP
2012-06-01 08:49:00
date last changed
2017-08-06 04:17:26
@article{788dcbb6-3d8d-48a9-b5a8-d94748f336c1,
  abstract     = {Earlier studies on women's health and drinking and the contemporary associated risk factors have highlighted the need for more complex approaches in understanding the pathways into women's problem drinking. Research, from both social science and from occupational therapy models, has underlined the importance of deconstructing the often dichotomized way of investigating women's daily lives (such as in paid and unpaid work or in work and leisure) when discussing factors from the daily life environment and their impact on health issues. The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between women's patterns of everyday occupation and alcohol consumption using the broader concept of occupation from occupational therapy models. This was a cross-sectional study from the latest wave (2000) of a population-based project, Women and Alcohol in Gothenburg (WAG). The study group consisted of 851 women, aged 20-55 years. Using an individually oriented method, two-step clustering, three distinct patterns of everyday occupations were identified. Significant associations with problematic alcohol consumption were found in the clusters, characterized by lower engagement in leisure activities and a larger amount of spare time. The need for new preventive approaches, including investigating the importance of having engaging leisure activities, is discussed.},
  author       = {Andersson, Christina and Eklund, Mona and Sundh, Valter and Thundal, Kajsa-Lena and Spak, Fredrik},
  issn         = {1651-2014},
  keyword      = {cluster analyses,population-based study,problematic alcohol,consumption,self-reported satisfaction,sociodemographic factors},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {225--238},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy},
  title        = {Women's patterns of everyday occupations and alcohol consumption},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/11038128.2010.527013},
  volume       = {19},
  year         = {2012},
}