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Association between interpersonal behaviour and helping alliance in substance-dependent patients.
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PMID:  16543741     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper focuses on exploring the association between the patient's perception of his own interpersonal behaviour on the one hand, and that of the therapist's behaviour and of helping alliance on the other hand. A cross-sectional study was conducted, including 83 patients from substance dependence programs in The Netherlands. They completed the Helping Alliance Questionnaire (HAQ) and the Interpersonal Check List (ICL). Results indicate that the patient's perception of the therapeutic alliance, and his perception of his own and of the therapist's interpersonal behaviour are three separate domains, each playing their role in the context of the therapeutic relationship. Helping Alliance scores are predicted by both the patient's (complaisance) and the therapist's interpersonal behaviour (dominance). We conclude that patient's cognitions about himself and about his therapist do contribute significantly to the perception of the therapeutic relationship. Limitations to the study are discussed, as well as some clinical implications.
G H De Weert-Van Oene; F Jörg; C A J de Jong
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European addiction research     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1022-6877     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Addict Res     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-17     Completed Date:  2006-09-08     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9502920     Medline TA:  Eur Addict Res     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  67-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2006 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Alcoholism / psychology,  rehabilitation*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Extraversion (Psychology)
Gambling / psychology
Helping Behavior*
Interpersonal Relations*
Introversion (Psychology)
Middle Aged
Patient Satisfaction
Personality Inventory / statistics & numerical data
Professional-Patient Relations*
Self Concept
Sex Factors
Social Dominance
Social Environment*
Statistics as Topic
Substance-Related Disorders / psychology,  rehabilitation

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