Family Involvement in The Process of Recovery of Persons Treated for Alcohol Dependence

Sinu, E (2012) Family Involvement in The Process of Recovery of Persons Treated for Alcohol Dependence. In: International Conference on Global Public Health, 3 - 4 Dec 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Submitted)

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Aims: To examine the effectiveness of involving family members in the recovery process of alcohol dependence through family centered social casework intervention (FCSCWI). Materials And Methods: Experimental research design; before and after with control group was adopted for the study. 60 in-patients were selected through consecutive sampling technique from the Centre for Addiction Medicine, NIMHANS, Bangalore, India. First 30 respondents formed the Experimental (FCSCWI) group and remaining 30 respondents formed Treatment as usual group (TAU). Tools used: Family involvement in recovery process checklist. Statistical Analysis: Student ‘t’ test, Correlation Analysis, Chi-square test. Written informed consent was obtained from the participants before the study. Results: Both the groups were comparable in terms of age, education, socio-economic status and alcohol related clinical variables. During pre-test, there was no statistically significant difference between two groups with regard to level of family involvement in the recovery process (t=.682, p<0.498). During the post-test, FCSCWI Group had better involvement than TAU group (t=6.61, p<0.001). Regression analysis revealed in TAU group, family involvement in recovery process alone predicts 75% of variation in abstinence (186 days) whereas in FCSCWI group it was 48.5% of abstinence(328 days) at the end of one year.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Treated alcohol dependents; family involvement in recovery.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Psychiatry
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2013 07:12
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2013 07:12

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