Motivation in Alcohol Treatment Facilities

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 18, 2007
Last Update Posted : January 18, 2007
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Information provided by:
University Medicine Greifswald

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine if and to what extend a composite measure of treatment motivation and behavior change motivation predicts alcohol treatment success. It is expected that the composite measure based on the stages of the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change is a better predictor for treatment outcome than treatment motivation or behavior change motivation alone. Participants will be recruited from alcohol treatment centers. A baseline interview regarding their motivation, drinking behavior and personal treatment goals will be conducted. At the end of treatment, treatment staff will be asked about treatment involvement of each participant. Two follow-up interviews will be conducted after 6 and 12 months. To identify the impact of behavior change and treatment motivation on change in drinking behavior, data will be pooled with a non-treatment seeking sample. Conclusions can be drawn on what motivation pattern best predicts behavior change for those utilizing formal help and for those remitting without formal help (self-changers).

Condition or disease
Alcohol Dependence Alcohol Abuse

Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 450 participants
Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Retrospective/Prospective
Official Title: Stages an Processes of Change in Help-Seeking and Drinking Behavior
Study Start Date : October 2004
Study Completion Date : September 2006

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 64 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Alcohol dependence
  • Alcohol abuse

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Persons physically and mentally not capable of participating in study

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00424112

Greifswald, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, 17489
Krankenhaus West
Stralsund, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, 18437
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Medicine Greifswald
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Principal Investigator: Jennis Freyer-Adam, Dr University Medicine Greifswald
Principal Investigator: Ulfert Hapke, Dr University of Applied Sciences Muenster
Study Director: Ulrich John, Prof Dr University Medicine Greifswald Identifier: NCT00424112     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: E2_P1
First Posted: January 18, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 18, 2007
Last Verified: January 2007

Keywords provided by University Medicine Greifswald:
motivation to change
treatment motivation
alcohol use disorders

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alcohol-Related Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders