Attitudes and treatment expectancies of patients and general hospital staff in relation to alcoholism Academic Article uri icon


  • Attitudes to treatment were investigated in medical and nursing staff and alcoholic patients at a district general hospital. Significant differences were found between the two groups, indicating that patients prefer a strict medical approach to their problems rather than a psychological one. The implications of these findings for the planning of therapeutic strategies for alcoholics are discussed.

author list (cited authors)

  • Potamianos, G., Gorman, D. M., & Peters, T. J.

citation count

  • 9

publication date

  • March 1985