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Addict Behav. 2007 Dec;32(12):3136-41. Epub 2007 Aug 3.

Do patient intervention ratings predict alcohol-related consequences?

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  • 1Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA.

Abstract

Little is known about treatment process for behavior change for brief interventions. Patient ratings of treatment process during a patient-centered brief intervention for alcohol were used to predict post-treatment alcohol use and consequences. We use data from a randomized clinical trial that compared the effects of BI (1 session) to BI and booster (BIB, 2 sessions) to reduce harmful drinking and alcohol consequences. Subjects were n=167 (BI) and n=82 (BIB). Five of the 12 ratings were rated significantly higher by those in the BIB condition compared to BI. The only predictor of reduced alcohol consequences at 12-months was higher ratings of, "I have obtained some new understanding," for BIB participants (t=-2.50, p<.05). Patient perspectives on treatment may have a role in patient outcomes and should be explored as a dimension of treatment process.

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PMC2847830
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