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Motivation in Alcohol Treatment Facilities

This study has been completed.
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Information provided by:
University Medicine Greifswald Identifier:
First received: January 17, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2007
History: No changes posted
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 Phase
Alcohol Dependence Alcohol Abuse Phase 1

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Retrospective/Prospective
Official Title: Stages an Processes of Change in Help-Seeking and Drinking Behavior

Further study details as provided by University Medicine Greifswald:

Estimated Enrollment: 450
Study Start Date: October 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2006

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: 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
  More Information Identifier: NCT00424112     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: E2_P1
Study First Received: January 17, 2007
Last Updated: January 17, 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 processed this record on September 21, 2017