Advanced search options

Advanced Search Options 🞨

Browse by author name (“Author name starts with…”).

Find ETDs with:

in
/  
in
/  
in
/  
in

Written in Published in Earliest date Latest date

Sorted by

Results per page:

Sorted by: relevance · author · university · dateNew search

You searched for subject:(Alcoholism Relapse Prevention). Showing records 1 – 2 of 2 total matches.

Search Limiters

Last 2 Years | English Only

No search limiters apply to these results.

▼ Search Limiters


Western Carolina University

1. Hurt, Sydney Danielle. Clinical risk factors for substance abuse : the potential effects on treatment outcomes.

Degree: 2016, Western Carolina University

Alcohol and illicit drug abuse continues to be a significant problem in the United States. Although access to treatment remains a hurdle for many who struggle with addiction, the extent to which treatment (once available) is effective in promoting recovery and preventing relapse remains unclear. Thus, the present study examined the relationship between clinical risk factors for substance abuse and their effects on treatment outcomes. Data was obtained from the Comprehensive Addiction Treatment Outcome Registry (CATOR; N=13,051), which was designed to provide substance abuse treatment programs with uniform forms that cover intake information and discharge, as well as treatment outcomes for 12 months post-treatment. From the original CATOR sample, predictors of treatment outcomes (i.e., relapse) at follow-up were examined in a total of 10,405 participants with complete data. Results suggested several variables to be significant indicators of relapse, including needle use, age of first drink, using multiple substances, depression, multiple substance diagnoses, the Big 5 cocaine items (craving, failing to fulfill responsibilities, withdrawal symptoms, giving up pleasant activities to use substances, and inability to reduce or stop substance use), history of substance abuse and past psychiatric history, as well as all of the behavioral risk items (meeting conduct disorder criteria as an adolescent, being arrested within the past year, and being arrested for a DUI/DWI). Secondary multivariate analyses, specifically a series of logistic regressions, were used to determine if demographic factors were significant in the context of the clinical risk items. Results suggested that age, race, employment status and marital status remained significant and these variables were included as control variables. Third, it was determined that the significant clinical risk variables listed above, as well as the four demographic control variables, would be used to construct a global assessment tool measuring clinical risk factors of relapse for the purpose of identifying high risk clients.; Clinical Risk Factors, Relapse, Substance Abuse, Treatment Outcomes Advisors/Committee Members: Kia Asberg (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Substance abuse  – Relapse  – Prevention; Drug abuse  – Relapse  – Prevention; Alcoholism  – Relapse  – Prevention; Substance abuse  – Treatment; Substance abuse  – Social aspects

Record DetailsSimilar RecordsGoogle PlusoneFacebookTwitterCiteULikeMendeleyreddit

APA · Chicago · MLA · Vancouver · CSE | Export to Zotero / EndNote / Reference Manager

APA (6th Edition):

Hurt, S. D. (2016). Clinical risk factors for substance abuse : the potential effects on treatment outcomes. (Masters Thesis). Western Carolina University. Retrieved from http://libres.uncg.edu/ir/listing.aspx?styp=ti&id=19435

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Hurt, Sydney Danielle. “Clinical risk factors for substance abuse : the potential effects on treatment outcomes.” 2016. Masters Thesis, Western Carolina University. Accessed November 20, 2019. http://libres.uncg.edu/ir/listing.aspx?styp=ti&id=19435.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Hurt, Sydney Danielle. “Clinical risk factors for substance abuse : the potential effects on treatment outcomes.” 2016. Web. 20 Nov 2019.

Vancouver:

Hurt SD. Clinical risk factors for substance abuse : the potential effects on treatment outcomes. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Western Carolina University; 2016. [cited 2019 Nov 20]. Available from: http://libres.uncg.edu/ir/listing.aspx?styp=ti&id=19435.

Council of Science Editors:

Hurt SD. Clinical risk factors for substance abuse : the potential effects on treatment outcomes. [Masters Thesis]. Western Carolina University; 2016. Available from: http://libres.uncg.edu/ir/listing.aspx?styp=ti&id=19435


University of Johannesburg

2. Selipsky, Lisa. The design of a service outcome measure for SANCA.

Degree: 2012, University of Johannesburg

M.A.

The treatment of substance abuse remains a challenging process with relapse an ever-present risk. For those offering treatment within this field, such as the South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (SANCA), it is of cardinal importance to evaluate the outcomes of their interventions. Currently, there is no quantifiable and standardised method that SANCA can use to establish and assess how the actual outcomes of their programmes compare to their intended programme goals. Kranz and O’Hare (2006) argue for the evaluation of substance abuse treatment programmes through the use of scales to quantify various aspects of the treatment process which can then serve as a measure of its effectiveness. Effectiveness in this instance refers broadly to a patient’s maintenance of his/her sobriety for a period of 12 months or more, combined with an increase in his/her general functioning. Therefore, this study aims to demonstrate the technically complex process of developing a content valid framework for a scale on behalf of SANCA that adheres to their requirements for programme evaluation. The study is guided by an adapted model of ecometric scale development presented schematically by Faul and Hudson (1999). Through the use of a grounded theory approach, the study shows how to identify the expectations for a scale in the organisation and organise SANCA’s treatment strategy into a framework within which the areas of measurement can be placed. The study then demonstrates the construction of operational assessment areas through empirical data collection that adequately reflects such expectations. It also serves to test for content validity of the assessment areas, through the application of domain sampling theory. The study reveals the process undertaken to convert those assessment areas into constructs by conceptualising and operationalising them into working definitions. Lastly, drawing on those defined constructs, it populates a series of exemplar items designed for illustrative purposes.

Subjects/Keywords: South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence; SANCA; Substance abuse treatment; Substance abuse relapse prevention

Record DetailsSimilar RecordsGoogle PlusoneFacebookTwitterCiteULikeMendeleyreddit

APA · Chicago · MLA · Vancouver · CSE | Export to Zotero / EndNote / Reference Manager

APA (6th Edition):

Selipsky, L. (2012). The design of a service outcome measure for SANCA. (Thesis). University of Johannesburg. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10210/4437

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Selipsky, Lisa. “The design of a service outcome measure for SANCA.” 2012. Thesis, University of Johannesburg. Accessed November 20, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10210/4437.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Selipsky, Lisa. “The design of a service outcome measure for SANCA.” 2012. Web. 20 Nov 2019.

Vancouver:

Selipsky L. The design of a service outcome measure for SANCA. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Johannesburg; 2012. [cited 2019 Nov 20]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10210/4437.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Selipsky L. The design of a service outcome measure for SANCA. [Thesis]. University of Johannesburg; 2012. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10210/4437

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

.