Women's perceptions of their husband's drinking behavior as a risk factor of their health-related quality of life in the postpartum period

Pei Jen Chang, Li Yao Wu, Yi Chun Chen, Chao Hua Chuang, Wu Shiun Hsieh, Shio Jean Lin, Pau Chung Chen

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Purpose: The objective of this study is to investigate the association between women's perceptions of their husband's drinking behavior and their health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in the postpartum period. Methods: We used multistage stratified systematic sampling to recruit 24,200 pairs, postpartum women and newborns, from the Taiwan national birth register in 2005. A structured questionnaire to assess lifestyle risk behaviors and HRQOL was successfully administered to 87.8% of the sampled population. Subjects undertook a home interview 6 months after their deliveries between June 2005 and July 2006. The Medical Outcomes Study 36-item Short-Form (SF-36) was used to measure the HRQOL of the wives, and the scores were used to look for associations with their perceptions of husband's alcohol-drinking behavior. Results: After controlling for the potential confounders, wives' scores on all SF-36 scales except the PF scale were inversely associated with the frequency of their husbands' alcohol drinking. Moreover, the MCS measure was also inversely associated with in the frequency of their husbands' alcohol drinking but the PCS did not show any association. Conclusions: Our study adds evidence supporting the negative association between of husbands' alcohol drinking and their wives' health as measured by the SF-36 HRQOL, especially for mental health.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-53
Number of pages7
JournalQuality of Life Research
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010

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Drinking Behavior
Spouses
Postpartum Period
Quality of Life
Alcohol Drinking
Risk-Taking
Taiwan
Life Style
Mental Health
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Parturition
Newborn Infant
Interviews
Health

Keywords

  • Health-related quality of life
  • Husbands' drinking behavior
  • Postpartum women

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Medicine(all)

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Women's perceptions of their husband's drinking behavior as a risk factor of their health-related quality of life in the postpartum period. / Chang, Pei Jen; Wu, Li Yao; Chen, Yi Chun; Chuang, Chao Hua; Hsieh, Wu Shiun; Lin, Shio Jean; Chen, Pau Chung.

In: Quality of Life Research, Vol. 19, No. 1, 02.2010, p. 47-53.

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Chang, Pei Jen ; Wu, Li Yao ; Chen, Yi Chun ; Chuang, Chao Hua ; Hsieh, Wu Shiun ; Lin, Shio Jean ; Chen, Pau Chung. / Women's perceptions of their husband's drinking behavior as a risk factor of their health-related quality of life in the postpartum period. In: Quality of Life Research. 2010 ; Vol. 19, No. 1. pp. 47-53.
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