Opiate withdrawal outcome: The predictive ability of admission measures from the Family Assessment Device (F.A.D.)

Philip N. Murphy*, Richard P. Bentall

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Abstract

The Family Assessment Device (F.A.D.) was administered to a sample of 57 opiate misusers at admission for inpatient detoxification. Logistic regression analyses showed that the odds of a premature discharge against medical advice from the unit were increased by progressively poorer ratings of family functioning in the areas of problem solving and roles, while progressively poorer ratings of functioning in the areas of communication and behavioral control were associated with decreasing odds of a premature discharge. It was concluded that further research was required to better understand and utilize the potentially supportive role of families in this phase of treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-316
Number of pages10
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Keywords

  • Family functioning
  • Family support
  • Opiate withdrawal
  • Treatment outcome

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