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Protective behavioral strategies as a mediator of the generalized anxiety and alcohol use relationship among lesbian and bisexual women.
|Title||Protective behavioral strategies as a mediator of the generalized anxiety and alcohol use relationship among lesbian and bisexual women.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Litt DM, Lewis MA, Blayney JA, Kaysen DL|
|Journal||Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs|
|Date Published||2013 Jan|
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.
|Alternate Journal||J Stud Alcohol Drugs|