Journal article

Staff regard towards working with substance users: a European multi-centre study

Gail Gilchrist, Jacek Moskalewicz, Silvia Slezakova, Lubomir Okruhlica, Marta Torrens, Rajko Vajd, Alex Baldacchino

ADDICTION | WILEY | Published : 2011


AIMS: To compare regard for working with different patient groups (including substance users) among different professional groups in different health-care settings in eight European countries. DESIGN: A multi-centre, cross-sectional comparative study. SETTING: Primary care, general psychiatry and specialist addiction services in Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Poland, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain. PARTICIPANTS: A multi-disciplinary convenience sample of 866 professionals (physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and social workers) from 253 services. MEASUREMENTS: The Medical Condition Regard Scale measured regard for working with different patient groups. Multi-factor between-sub..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Funding was received from the European Commission (contract number 2005322). Co-funding was received from the Generalitat de Catalunya for the research conducted in Catalunya, Spain. The funding bodies were not involved in the development of the study, analysis or interpretation of results or in the decision to publish. We wish to acknowledge the contribution of all members of the IATPAD research team and to thank all staff who participated in the study. We are grateful to Dr Klaus Langohr for his statistical advice.