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Follow-up difficulty: correlates and relationship with outcome in heroin dependence treatment in the NEPOD study

Digiusto, Erol; Panjari, Mary; Gibson, Amy; Rea, Felicity; Ali, Robert; Bell, James; Breen, Courtney; Doran, Christopher; Gates, Jenny; Glasgow, Nicholas; Bammer, Gabriele


Data collected from 317 heroin users who participated in four studies that were included in the Australian National Evaluation of Pharmacotherapies for Opioid Dependence were analysed to examine predictors of follow-up difficulty and whether follow-up difficulty was related to heroin use outcomes. Participants who were no longer receiving treatment were more difficult to contact and more likely to be lost to follow-up. Participants treated in general practice settings were also more difficult...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Addictive Behaviors
DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2005.09.004


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