A latent class analysis of self-reported clinical indicators of psychosocial stability and adherence among opioid substitution therapy patients: Do stable patients receive more unsupervised doses?
Briony Larance, Natacha Carragher, Richard P Mattick, Nicholas Lintzeris, Robert Ali, Louisa Degenhardt
Drug and Alcohol Dependence | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2014
AIMS: To develop a stability typology among opioid substitution therapy patients using a range of adherence indicators derived from clinical guidelines, and determine whether stable patients receive more unsupervised doses. METHODS: An interviewer-administered cross-sectional survey was used in opioid substitution therapy programmes in three Australian jurisdictions, totalling 768 patients in their current treatment episode for ≥4 weeks. A structured questionnaire collated data from patients about their demographics, treatment characteristics, past 6-month drug use and medication adherence, psychosocial stability, comorbidity, child welfare concerns and levels of supervised dosing. Latent cl..View full abstract
These studies were funded by Reckitt Benckiser by way of an untied educational grant. This study's design, conduct and interpretation of findings are the work of the investigators. The funder played no role in the conception or writing of this paper.