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Acceptance, Attrition, and Outcome in an Outpatient Treatment Programme for Alcoholics : a Comparison Between a Randomized and a Non-Randomized Process-Outcome Study

Öjehagen, Agneta LU and Berglund, Mats LU (1992) In European Journal of Psychiatry 242(2-3). p.82-84
Abstract
Acceptance, attrition and outcome of the same outpatient treatment programme for alcoholics was studied first in a non-randomized and later in a randomized study. There was a lower (15%) rate of acceptance and a higher (19%) rate of attrition in the randomized study. Among treatment completers drinking outcome during the third year after commencement of treatment did not differ between the non-randomized and the randomized study. It is concluded that the characteristics of subjects accepting a randomly assigned study should always be clearly presented. The absence of a patient-therapist matching in a randomized design could negatively effect attrition and probably also acceptance of treatment, while it seems to be less influential on... (More)
Acceptance, attrition and outcome of the same outpatient treatment programme for alcoholics was studied first in a non-randomized and later in a randomized study. There was a lower (15%) rate of acceptance and a higher (19%) rate of attrition in the randomized study. Among treatment completers drinking outcome during the third year after commencement of treatment did not differ between the non-randomized and the randomized study. It is concluded that the characteristics of subjects accepting a randomly assigned study should always be clearly presented. The absence of a patient-therapist matching in a randomized design could negatively effect attrition and probably also acceptance of treatment, while it seems to be less influential on outcome in those completing therapy. (Less)
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European Journal of Psychiatry
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242
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2-3
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82 - 84
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Universidad de Zaragoza * Facultad de Medicina
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0213-6163
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10.1007/BF02191551
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  abstract     = {Acceptance, attrition and outcome of the same outpatient treatment programme for alcoholics was studied first in a non-randomized and later in a randomized study. There was a lower (15%) rate of acceptance and a higher (19%) rate of attrition in the randomized study. Among treatment completers drinking outcome during the third year after commencement of treatment did not differ between the non-randomized and the randomized study. It is concluded that the characteristics of subjects accepting a randomly assigned study should always be clearly presented. The absence of a patient-therapist matching in a randomized design could negatively effect attrition and probably also acceptance of treatment, while it seems to be less influential on outcome in those completing therapy.},
  author       = {Öjehagen, Agneta and Berglund, Mats},
  issn         = {0213-6163},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2-3},
  pages        = {82--84},
  publisher    = {Universidad de Zaragoza * Facultad de Medicina},
  series       = {European Journal of Psychiatry},
  title        = {Acceptance, Attrition, and Outcome in an Outpatient Treatment Programme for Alcoholics : a Comparison Between a Randomized and a Non-Randomized Process-Outcome Study},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF02191551},
  volume       = {242},
  year         = {1992},
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