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Persistence predicts latency to relapse following inpatient treatment for alcohol dependence.
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PMID:  9290862     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Male alcoholics (N = 85) were followed for 6 months after inpatient treatment for alcohol dependence. Latency to relapse was predicted by two related persistence measures (the RD2 Persistence scale and the Orderliness/Persistence factor scale of the Tridimensional Personality Questionnaire, TPQ) as well as by job status at the time of admission to treatment, a history of vagrancy or public intoxication, amount of prior substance abuse treatment and the number of criteria met for a diagnosis of Antisocial Personality Disorder. Persistence predicted relapse latency even when the other predictors were used as covariates, supporting the hypothesis that normal-range personality variables may enhance the prediction of clinical outcome. Further, the relations between TPQ scales and antisocial behavior as well as the severity of alcohol dependence were examined.
D S Cannon; C K Keefe; L A Clark
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Addictive behaviors     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0306-4603     ISO Abbreviation:  Addict Behav     Publication Date:    1997 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-11-06     Completed Date:  1997-11-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603486     Medline TA:  Addict Behav     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  535-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
Psychiatry Service (116A1), VA Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT 84148, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Alcoholism / complications,  psychology,  therapy*
Antisocial Personality Disorder / complications
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Regression Analysis
Risk Factors
Severity of Illness Index
Survival Analysis
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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