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“It is not just about the alcohol”: service users’ views about individualised and standardised clinical assessment in a therapeutic community for alcohol dependence

Overview of attention for article published in Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, July 2016
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Title
“It is not just about the alcohol”: service users’ views about individualised and standardised clinical assessment in a therapeutic community for alcohol dependence
Published in
Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, July 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13011-016-0070-5
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Authors

Paula Cristina Gomes Alves, Célia Maria Dias Sales, Mark Ashworth

Abstract

The involvement of service users in health care provision in general, and specifically in substance use disorder treatment, is of growing importance. This paper explores the views of patients in a therapeutic community for alcohol dependence about clinical assessment, including general aspects about the evaluation process, and the specific characteristics of four measures: two individualised and two standardised. A focus group was conducted and data were analysed using a framework synthesis approach. Service users welcomed the experience of clinical assessment, particularly when conducted by therapists. The duration of the evaluation process was seen as satisfactory and most of its contents were regarded as relevant for their population. Regarding the evaluation measures, patients diverged in their preferences for delivery formats (self-report vs. interview). Service users enjoyed the freedom given by individualised measures to discuss topics of their own choosing. However, they felt that part of the standardised questions were difficult to answer, inadequate (e.g. quantification of health status in 0-20 points) and sensitive (e.g. suicide-related issues), particularly for pre-treatment assessments. Patients perceived clinical assessment as helpful for their therapeutic journey, including the opportunity to reflect about their problems, either related or unrelated to alcohol use. Our study suggests that patients prefer to have evaluation protocols administered by therapists, and that measures should ideally be flexible in their formats to accommodate for patient preferences and needs during the evaluation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Portugal 1 2%
Unknown 57 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 14 24%
Researcher 10 17%
Student > Bachelor 6 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 9%
Professor 5 9%
Other 10 17%
Unknown 8 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 17 29%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 10%
Neuroscience 3 5%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 2 3%
Other 8 14%
Unknown 14 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. 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 07 August 2018.
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#8,803,664
of 16,606,190 outputs
Outputs from Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
#349
of 543 outputs
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#107,709
of 267,472 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
#1
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