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Findings on Injury, Disability and Rehabilitation Discussed by Investigators at University of Gothenburg (Associations between leisure activities and...

August 1, 2014



Findings on Injury, Disability and Rehabilitation Discussed by Investigators at University of Gothenburg (Associations between leisure activities and binge drinking in adults: Findings from a Swedish newly sick-listed sample)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Investigators publish new report on Injury, Disability and Rehabilitation. According to news reporting originating from Gothenburg, Sweden, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Leisure activities and drinking patterns are factors that can affect health and ability to return to work after a sick-leave. Associations between participation in leisure activities and binge drinking among sick-listed individuals have been paid little attention in the research literature."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of Gothenburg, "The aim of this study was to examine associations between leisure activities and binge drinking in a sample of newly sick-listed women and men. The study included 2,888 individuals aged 19-64 years. Cross-sectional questionnaire data from the Health Assets Project, Sweden, was used. Participation in 18 leisure activities was estimated. Binge drinking was defined as consuming alcohol at least once a month, and typically consuming five or more glasses. Among women aged 19-30 years who regularly went to concerts (OR 2.36) and wrote (OR 2.39) associations were found with binge drinking. Lower OR was found among women aged 31-64 who regularly went to the cinema (OR 0.43), out in the nature (OR 0.46) or participated in sports (OR 0.57). Among men, associations were found between socializing with friends and binge drinking in both age groups (OR 3.83 respectively 1.63). Among younger men who attended sporting events OR was 2.31, and among older men participating in religious communities OR was 0.28. This study contributes to understanding the interplay between leisure activities and health behavior."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "In particular, social activities in men were associated with binge drinking while the opposite was true for recreational activities in older women."

For more information on this research see: Associations between leisure activities and binge drinking in adults: Findings from a Swedish newly sick-listed sample. Work-A Journal of Prevention Assessment & Rehabilitation, 2014;48(2):143-153. Work-A Journal of Prevention Assessment & Rehabilitation can be contacted at: Ios Press, Nieuwe Hemweg 6B, 1013 Bg Amsterdam, Netherlands (see also Injury, Disability and Rehabilitation).

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Andersson, University of Gothenburg, Sahlgrenska Academy, Dept. of Clin Neurosci & Rehabil Occupat Therapy, Inst Neurosci & Physiol, SE-40530 Gothenburg, Sweden. Additional authors for this research include A.C. Mardby, K. Holmgren and G. Hensing.

Keywords for this news article include: Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe, Injury, Disability and Rehabilitation

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