Opiate withdrawal outcome: The predictive ability of admission measures of motivation, self efficacy, and lifestyle stability

Philip N. Murphy*, Richard P. Bentall

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Abstract

The ability of two models to predict the outcome of inpatient detoxification was tested. The first model related to motivation and self- efficacy for undergoing the withdrawal, and was found to be weakly predictive of premature discharges. The second model related to the stability of subjects' lifestyles prior to admission, and strongly predicted whether or not subjects would still be in receipt of withdrawal medication at the time of their discharge. It was concluded that further research was required as to the relative usefulness of cognitive/affective versus behavioral indicators of motivation for withdrawal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1587-1597
Number of pages11
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Volume32
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 1997

Keywords

  • Lifestyle stability
  • Motivation
  • Opiate withdrawal
  • Self-efficacy

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