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A study of service user involvement in practice in the Swedish substance abuse treatment system: Methods, participants, and outcomes
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1757-9974
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD).
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD).
2016 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Demands for service user involvement has a long history in the general health and welfare sectors in Sweden, but user involvement has been lagging behind as concerns substance abuse treatment. “The position of the service user in substance treatment: A study of user involvement in practice” therefore sought to analyze perceptions of user involvement and the extent to which alcohol and drug users in this treatment sector can influence the choice of intervention in their own case. The study included both the perspectives of the service users and their professional service providers. The relationship between user involvement, satisfaction, and outcomes were explored, as well as potential differences in perceptions and experiences between various service user groups and service providers. The study applied a qualitative research approach by interviewing 36 service users and 23 service providers (pairs of service users and providers), and following them up three months later.

The primary goal of the present technical report was to provide a quantitative exploration of research participant characteristics, user involvement and treatment satisfaction by different groups, including outcomes. The report uses tabular formats as well as several summaries of interview accounts. The report also outlines our theoretical point of departure and detailed information concerning the research methods and methodological considerations.

[A Swedish summary is available in the report]

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm, 2016. , 183 p.
Forskningsrapport (Centrum för socialvetenskaplig alkohol- och drogforskning), ISSN 1650-5441 ; 69
Keyword [en]
service user involvement, substance abuse treatment, alcohol, drugs, user perspectives, satisfaction, outcomes, Sweden
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-133815ISBN: 978-91-983615-0-6OAI: diva2:971588
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Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2012-1006
Available from: 2016-09-16 Created: 2016-09-16 Last updated: 2016-09-30Bibliographically approved

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