Longitudinal association between marital dissatisfaction and alcohol use disorders in a community sample Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Alcoholism
  • Marriage
  • Personal Satisfaction
  • Surveys and Questionnaires

abstract

  • The prospective association between marital dissatisfaction and alcohol use disorders (abuse and/or dependence) was evaluated in a randomly selected community sample. Married individuals (N = 1,675) from the New Haven Epidemiologic Catchment Area project who did not have a current alcohol use disorder at baseline were followed prospectively for 12 months. Results indicated that baseline marital dissatisfaction was significantly associated with alcohol use disorder diagnosis during follow-up, with dissatisfied spouses being 3.7 times more likely than satisfied spouses to have a diagnosis of current alcohol use disorder at follow-up. The longitudinal association between baseline marital dissatisfaction and current alcohol use disorder diagnosis at follow-up remained significant when controlling for baseline demographic variables and history of alcohol use disorders.

publication date

  • March 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037/0893-3200.20.1.164

PubMed ID

  • 16569102

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 164

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 20

number

  • 1