Factors contributing to premature termination of substance addiction treatment

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dc.contributor.author Arnott, Robert
dc.date.accessioned 2008-05-13T08:39:43Z
dc.date.available 2008-05-13T08:39:43Z
dc.date.issued 2008-05-13T08:39:43Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/364
dc.description.abstract The research study aimed to identify the factors contributing to premature termination of treatment for addiction. The study took the form of a differential research design based on archival data and sought to establish patient-related predictors of treatment adherence and premature drop-out. One independent variable and 14 dependent variables were chosen. The data comprised a variety of characteristics which predispose certain addicts seeking treatment to drop out of the treatment programme before completion. The most significant finding was that a history of general abuse of medication has a negative influence on treatment outcome. The limitations of the study are discussed and recommendations are made regarding further research on the topic. en
dc.description.sponsorship Dr. J.T.R. Beuster en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Substance abuse treatment en
dc.title Factors contributing to premature termination of substance addiction treatment en
dc.type Thesis en

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