Methadone maintenance treatment plus behavioural couples therapy

Quality assessment
No of studiesDesignLimitationsConsistencyDirectnessOther considerations
ASI-Drug (Fals-Stewart 2001)
1Randomised trialsNo limitationsNo important inconsistencySome uncertainty (−1)1,Imprecise or sparse data (−1)2,
Strong association (+1)3
Summary of findings
OutcomeNo of patientsEffectQuality
MMT + BCTMMT + ControlRelative (95% CI)Absolute (95% CI)
ASI-Drug1917-SMD −1.22 (−1.94 to −0.50)⊕⊕⊕○
Moderate
1

No UK studies

2

1 study

3

SMD > 0.8

From: APPENDIX 16, EVIDENCE PROFILE TABLES

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