Do alcoholics anonymous groups really work? Factors of adherence in a Brazilian sample of hospitalized alcohol dependents

Do alcoholics anonymous groups really work? Factors of adherence in a Brazilian sample of hospitalized alcohol dependents

Author Terra, Mauro Barbosa Google Scholar
Tannhauser Barros, Helena Maria Google Scholar
Stein, Airton Tetelbom Google Scholar
Figueira, Ivan Google Scholar
Palermo, Luiz Henrique Google Scholar
Athayde, Luciana Dias Google Scholar
Goncalves, Marcelo de Souza Google Scholar
Silveira, Dartiu Xavier da Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Fundacao Fac Fed Ciencias Med Porto Alegre
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract This study was designed to determine factors affecting adherence to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) groups. This cohort involved 300 alcoholics committed to three hospitals in Porto Alegre, Brazil. They were interviewed again in their homes after six months. the SCID-I and a questionnaire focusing on patient relationship with AA groups were used. the responses obtained through the questionnaire were independently evaluated by two researchers. AA adherence was below 20%. the main factors reported by patients as reasons for non-adherence to AA were relapse, lack of identification with the method, lack of need, and lack of credibility. the factors reported by patients as reasons for adherence were identification with the method and a way to avoid relapse. Although AA is considered an effective intervention for alcoholism, its adherence rate was excessively low. the identification of these nonadherence factors could help health professionals in referring certain alcoholic patients to therapeutic interventions other than AA.
Language English
Date 2008-01-01
Published in American Journal On Addictions. Abingdon: Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis Ltd, v. 17, n. 1, p. 48-53, 2008.
ISSN 1055-0496 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis Ltd
Extent 48-53
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10550490701756393
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000252583200008
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/30326

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