Protective behavioral strategies as a mediator of the generalized anxiety and alcohol use relationship among lesbian and bisexual women.

TitleProtective behavioral strategies as a mediator of the generalized anxiety and alcohol use relationship among lesbian and bisexual women.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsLitt DM, Lewis MA, Blayney JA, Kaysen DL
JournalJournal of studies on alcohol and drugs
Volume74
Issue1
Pagination168-74
Date Published2013 Jan
Abstract

Alcohol use disorders and anxiety disorders often co-occur; moreover, lesbian and bisexual women appear at higher risk for both alcohol and anxiety disorders. Although research among college student samples has found direct effects of increased use of protective behavioral strategies on decreasing alcohol use and alcohol-related negative consequences, this has yet to be demonstrated among lesbian and bisexual women. Furthermore, it is unclear whether generalized anxiety influences the use of such strategies, which in turn predict alcohol consumption and related negative consequences. The primary objective of the present study was to examine the mediating role of protective behavioral strategies on the relationships between generalized anxiety and alcohol consumption and related negative consequences among a young adult sample of lesbian and bisexual women.

DOI10.1155/2013/795103
Alternate JournalJ Stud Alcohol Drugs