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Predicting Treatment Outcome on the Basis of Temperament in Patients Who Are Socially Stable and Alcohol Dependent
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD).
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2016 (English)In: Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, ISSN 0734-7324, E-ISSN 1544-4538, Vol. 34, no 3, 329-336 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The literature on predictors of treatment outcome is relatively extensive, but results on personality factors that predicts treatment outcome among alcohol dependent patients are still inconclusive. The aim of this study was to investigate if the scales of the Temperament and Character Inventory could predict treatment outcome after 18 months in a sample of patients who were socially well adjusted and alcohol dependent (N = 202). Bivariate comparisons indicate that patients with higher levels of harm avoidance showed a lower probability of successful treatment. Further, exploratory analysis of specific configurations associated with treatment success or failure was presented. The results indicate that harm avoidance seem to be a key factor for this specific sample of patients who are socially well adjusted and alcohol dependent, results that might be useful in clinical practice.

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2016. Vol. 34, no 3, 329-336 p.
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alcohol use disorders, longitudinal, treatment outcome, personality
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Substance Abuse
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-134155DOI: 10.1080/07347324.2016.1182819ISI: 000381696000007OAI: diva2:1014957
Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03 Last updated: 2016-10-03Bibliographically approved

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