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Relationship of trait anger with quality of life and anger control among alcohol users

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Background: Abstinence and anger control are promoted as ways to improve quality of life. Trait anger has been seen as one casual factor for alcohol related aggression and poor quality of life. The present study assesses anger control, quality of life and its relation with trait anger among alcohol dependents, abstainers & social drinkers. Material & Method: 150 subjects (50 subjects in each group) in the age range of 20 - 45 years were taken for the study. Semi-structured interview schedule, State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory-2, WHOQOL-BREF were administered in individual setting. Results: Dependent alcohol users and abstainers reported the significant impact of alcohol use on family & occupational functioning. Quality of life has correlation with anger control (in/out), trait anger, temperament & reaction in the control & abstainers group, whereas quality of life has negative correlation with trait anger expression among the alcohol group. Conclusions: Alcohol use has been associated with the trait anger expression and poor quality of life. It has implications for promoting alcohol abstinence, in improving quality of life and in anger control.

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Kumar Sharma, M. , Suman, L. , Murthy, P. and Marimuthu, P. (2012) Relationship of trait anger with quality of life and anger control among alcohol users. Open Journal of Psychiatry, 2, 249-252. doi: 10.4236/ojpsych.2012.24033.

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