Relationship Between Alcohol / Drug Use And Quality Of Life Among Adolescents

851 Words Dec 18th, 2015 4 Pages
The above article was published in a peer-reviewed journal, Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse in January 2015, but does not have any citation for far. The objective of the study is to evaluate the relationships between alcohol/drug use and quality of life among adolescents in seven culturally and economically different countries, namely – Bulgaria, Croatia (middle to high average income countries), and India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Siberia and Turkey (low to middle average income countries). This is an important topic which is relevant to social work, as culture and economics are factors associated with protective and risk factors of alcohol/drug abuse and quality of life of adolescents. The study under review is an outcome of the pilot project initiated by the authors of the article to evaluate mental health among adolescents in the seven countries mentioned above. The article’s introduction opens with a discussion about the measures of a population morbidity rate (Stevanovic et al., 2015, p. 178). Three outcome measures - patient-reported outcome measure (PRO), quality of life (QOL) and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) have been discussed without first stating the problem, objective or thesis of the study. It is confusing for the reader why authors/researchers are talking about these measures at the beginning of the article when the abstract of the article talks about using different instruments to measure the quality of life, alcohol/drug use, and…

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