Journal article

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..

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