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

Abstract

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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