Characteristics of seriously mentally ill clients who benefit from outpatient dual diagnosis (substance abuse/mental health) group treatment

dc.contributor.authorHendrickson, Edward Leeen
dc.contributor.committeechairStith, Sandra M.en
dc.contributor.committeememberMcCollum, Eric E.en
dc.contributor.committeememberRosen, Karen H.en
dc.contributor.departmentFamily and Child Developmenten
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:28:03Zen
dc.date.adate2009-01-31en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:28:03Zen
dc.date.issued1994-03-05en
dc.date.rdate2009-01-31en
dc.date.sdate2009-01-31en
dc.description.abstractThough there is a high comorbidity between serious mental illness and substance use (dual diagnosis), little research has been conducted concerning the treatment of seriously mentally ill substance users. This study examined subjects (N=154) who participated in dual diagnosis treatment groups in a suburban out-patient community mental health center during a 10 year period, in order to determine the characteristics of subjects who responded well to outpatient group treatment. Data on 28 demographic, diagnostic, treatment and treatment participation variables were collected on each subject and the data was then analyzed by correlational, discriminant and multiple regression statistical procedures. Each of the procedures found that a more positive recovery status at admission combined with longer-term treatment and participation in additional treatment services were highly related to positive treatment outcomes. Four variables (more positive recovery status at admission, participation in a greater number of treatment groups, greater involvement in self-help groups and hospitalization while in treatment) were found significantly related to positive treatment outcome in all three statistical tests. There were also differences in gender and race/culture sub-groups concerning which variables contributed to positive treatment outcomes.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.format.extentv, 121 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.otheretd-01312009-063225en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-01312009-063225/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/40838en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1994.H463.pdfen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 31697737en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1994.H463en
dc.subject.lcshDual diagnosis -- Patientsen
dc.subject.lcshMentally ill -- Careen
dc.subject.lcshMentally ill -- Substance useen
dc.subject.lcshSubstance abuse -- Treatmenten
dc.titleCharacteristics of seriously mentally ill clients who benefit from outpatient dual diagnosis (substance abuse/mental health) group treatmenten
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplineFamily and Child Developmenten
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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