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Quality measurers of therapeutic communities for substance dependence: an international collaborative study survey in Latin America

Overview of attention for article published in Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, December 2017
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Title
Quality measurers of therapeutic communities for substance dependence: an international collaborative study survey in Latin America
Published in
Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, December 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13011-017-0129-y
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Carlos Gómez-Restrepo, Patricia Maldonado, Nelcy Rodríguez, Rafael Ruiz-Gaviria, Miguel Ángel Escalante, Raúl Ángel Gómez, Marcelo Ribeiro de Araujo, Ana Carolina Schmidt de Oliveira, Joel Salvador Chávez Rivera, Jorge Alberto Godínez García, Marina Piazza Ferrand, Dora Blitchtein-Winicki

Abstract

In Latin America, substance related disorders are highly prevalent and one of the treatment strategies is the Therapeutic Communities (TCs), however, in Latin America there is scarce data about this treatment strategies, their quality, drop-out rates and patient satisfaction. Based on a previous study in 5 Latin American countries, the TCs who had a score equal or higher than 9 according to the De Leon criteria which are some fundamental items that the TCs should meet, were selected to carry out a descriptive and retrospective study of qualitative and quantitative characteristics of the TCs. Data from 58 TCs in 5 countries were included, with a sample of 1414 patients interviewed, of which most were single men, with no hospitalization history in a therapeutic community. Marijuana was the most commonly substance used in the 30 days prior to hospitalization, with 78% of interviewees referring alcohol consumption in the last 6 months and an average onset of psychoactive substances at 16 years of age. A 79% of the patients interviewed perceived some improvement during their stay in the TCs. The less fulfilled Quality Indicators by the TCs were "Requesting a professional qualification to former addicts that belonged to the program" and "Work as part of the therapeutic program". Among the reasons for discharge found in the database, 44% were due to therapeutic discharge with fulfillment of the treatment plan and 44% withdraws. The user satisfaction with TCs, in terms of infrastructure and quality are quite high, as the fulfillment of essential quality items, however, the follow up information to evaluate effectiveness of the treatment is poor or in some cases unknown.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 65 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 12 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 12%
Researcher 6 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 6 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 8%
Other 17 26%
Unknown 11 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 14 22%
Psychology 9 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 9%
Social Sciences 5 8%
Computer Science 2 3%
Other 13 20%
Unknown 16 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 December 2017.
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#7,716,294
of 12,341,179 outputs
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#322
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#193,662
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#15
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