Accession Number : ADA313361

Title :   Predictors of Outcome One Year After a Navy Residential Alcohol Treatment Program.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Trent, Linda K.

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Report Date : 28 MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : Navy alcohol program managers are seeking alternative treatment modalities to help manage costs and expand treatment availability. To fairly evaluate alternatives, information is needed regarding treatment success rates and predictors of outcome. Participants in this evaluation were 1,380 active-duty patients (95% male) in the - Navy's 6-week residential alcohol rehabilitation program. Questionnaires completed at the beginning of treatment captured demographic data, personal history, and clinical profile. One-year follow-up questionnaires were obtained from participants, their work supervisors, and their Drug and Alcohol Program Advisors (DAPAs). Criterion measures included alcohol use, negative incidents, job performance, career recommendation, retention on active duty, reason for discharge, and quality of life. Participants demonstrated 12-month success rates ranging from 58% to 87% on the various criterion measures. Approximately 68% of the sample were abstinent at follow-up; alcohol use was related to paygrade as well as to other outcome measures. Regression analyses revealed that a single predictor-months of after -attendance accounted for most-of the variance in outcomes.

Descriptors :   *MEDICAL PERSONNEL, *PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, *ALCOHOLISM, JOBS, PREDICTIONS, NAVAL PERSONNEL, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), CLINICAL MEDICINE, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, COSTS, AVAILABILITY, PROFILES, QUALITY, ACTIVE DUTY, SUPERVISORS, QUESTIONNAIRES, LIVING STANDARDS.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE