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Factors affecting motivation to treatment in severely dependent alcoholics
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Work.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8158-0486
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2000 (English)In: Journal of Studies on Alcohol, ISSN 0096-882X, E-ISSN 1934-2683, Vol. 61, no 4, 548-560 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: The paper explores environmental, developmental and personality related factors as predictors of motivation to treatment for alcoholism using concepts such as social situation on admission, treatment career, age, education and adventurous patterns of behavior. Method: The original population consists of 603 severely dependent alcoholic patients (mean age 40 years, 24% women, 42% compulsorily committed). In a structural equation model estimation, 85% of the original cases were used, compulsorily as well as voluntarily admitted patients. A reduced model was tried on voluntary patients alone. Results: In the main model, pattern of behavior and age were not related to the motivation to treatment, while treatment career had some negative impact. Social problems were related to less motivation to treatment. In turn, a worse social situation was related to more treatment experience. The reduced model on voluntary patients alone confirmed the main findings, although more previous treatment tended to be related to more motivation. Conclusion: Motivation was mostly related to a better social situation, having �more to lose�. A collapse in the social situation was more an obstacle than a promoter of motivation. There was no support for statements that �maturing out� would result in more motivation and inconclusive findings concerning the impact on motivation from having many previous treatment experiences. The pattern of behavior was not directly related to the level of motivation. Based on these findings, the relevance of social work for motivation to treatment is discussed.

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2000. Vol. 61, no 4, 548-560 p.
Keyword [en]
Motivation to treatment for alcoholism, help-seeking, addiction career, personality, pattern of behavior, structural equation, path model, LISREL.
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Psychology Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-2934ISI: 000088042900008PubMedID: 10928725Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-0033936282Local ID: 2652OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-2934DiVA: diva2:27966
Available from: 2008-12-16 Created: 2008-12-16 Last updated: 2016-10-10Bibliographically approved

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