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Title: Predicting outcome of in-patient opiate detoxification successes and failures at completion of detoxification and longer-term abstinence
Author: Cottee, Helen
Awarding Body: University of Surrey
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 2002
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Abstract:
Predictors of outcome of in-patient opiate detoxification and abstinence at 3-month follow-up were investigated using a prospective design. 70 individuals admitted to an in-patient Unit were interviewed at admission to the Unit, and outcome status at three months was ascertained for 89% of participants. A variety of baseline distal or personal measures were taken at admission. Intermediate or background measures were taken at admission, discharge and at 3-month follow-up. 59% of participants successfully completed in-patient detoxification. None of the distal or intermediate measures predicted successful completion of detoxification. The best predictor of completion of in-patient detoxification was key worker ratings of confidence that their client would complete the detoxification. Of those with a known outcome, 45% were abstinent from opiates or opioids at 3-month follow-up. None of the distal or intermediate measures predicted outcome at 3-month follow-up, although there was evidence that higher client coping self-efficacy (as measured by the DTCQ-8) at admission and at discharge, related to outcome status at three months. The best predictors of abstinence at 3-month follow-up were key worker ratings of confidence in their client's ability to remain abstinent, taken at discharge from the Unit, and the client going to a residential treatment centre. Implications for clinical practice and future research are discussed.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Psy.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.773555  DOI: Not available
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