Portland State University. Department of Psychology
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology
1 online resource (50 p.)
Substance abuse -- Treatment, Prediction of dropout behavior
This investigation attempts to identify factors which influence whether or not someone is likely to drop out of a chemical dependency treatment program. Dropping out is defined as someone who leaves treatment against medical advice.
The subjects were patients from a private, non-profit, medically based, residential program. Nine demographic characteristics were abstracted from the charts on file for the patients at the treatment center. Two groups of 45 patients each were selected from the inpatient population. One group, the Completed Treatment group, comprised patients who had completed the 28 day program. The second group, the AMA Discharge group, comprised patients who dropped out of treatment within the first 4 to 10 days. The demographic characteristics analyzed were gender, number of drugs used by the patient, drug preference, method of admission, treatment history, marital success, social status, dependents living at home, and education.
Bragg, Rebecca Lee, "Toward predicting completion of substance abuse treatment" (1989). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3860.