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Little is known about treatment process for behavior change for brief interventions. Patient ratings of treatment process during a patient-centered brief intervention for alcohol were used to predict post-treatment alcohol use and consequences. We use data from a randomized clinical trial that compared the effects of BI (1 session) to BI and booster (BIB, 2 sessions) to reduce harmful drinking and alcohol consequences. Subjects were n = 167 (BI) and n = 82 (BIB). Five of the 12 ratings were rated significantly higher by those in the BIB condition compared to BI. The only predictor of reduced alcohol consequences at 12-months was higher ratings of, “I have obtained some new understanding,” for BIB participants (t = − 2.50, p < .05). Patient perspectives on treatment may have a role in patient outcomes and should be explored as a dimension of treatment process.
Lee, C. S., Longabaugh, R., Baird, J., Abrantes, A. M., Borrelli, B., Stein, L.A.R., Woolard, R.,...Gogineni, A. (2007). Do patient intervention ratings predict alcohol-related consequences?. Addictive Behaviors, 32(12), 3136-3141. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2007.07.011
Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2007.07.011
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