Recovery and URICA stage-of-change scores in three marijuana treatment studies

Recovery and URICA stage-of-change scores in three marijuana treatment studies

Autor Callaghan, Russell C. Google Scholar
Taylor, Lawren Google Scholar
Moore, Brent A. Google Scholar
Jungerman, Flavia S. Google Scholar
De Biaze Vilela, Fabiana Andrioni Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Budney, Alan J. Google Scholar
Instituição Univ Toronto
Yale Univ
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Univ Arkansas
Resumo Data from three outpatient studies of treatment of marijuana dependence were used to lest whether behavior change parallels stage movement in the transtheoretical model of change (TMC). This study examined one putative assumption of the TMC: individuals remaining in the preaction stages of change (i.e., precontemplation and contemplation) across time would show little change in their marijuana use. the University of Rhode Island Change Assessment (URICA) measure and two recent stage assignment algorithms were utilized to assess TMC stage status at baseline and end of treatment. the primary analyses employed paired-sample t tests of statistical equivalence and sign tests, and 34 out of the 36 tests demonstrated that individuals remaining in the preaction stages of change over the treatment period showed clinically important and statistically significant treatment Outcomes. Clinicians and researchers should exercise caution in their use of URICA-based indices as meaningful markers of the recovery process. Better methods to measure stage status and test the TMC are needed if the model is to be used to guide Substance abuse interventions. (C) 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Assunto Transtheoretical model
Marijuana treatment
URICA
Stages of change
Measurement
Idioma Inglês
Data 2008-12-01
Publicado em Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. Oxford: Pergamon-Elsevier B.V., v. 35, n. 4, p. 419-426, 2008.
ISSN 0740-5472 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Editor Elsevier B.V.
Extensão 419-426
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsat.2008.03.004
Direito de acesso Acesso restrito
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000260800700008
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/31076

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