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The treatment of telephone prompting on attendance for starting treatment and retention in treatment at a specialist alcohol clinic.

Jackson, Katie R. and Booth, Peter G. and Salmon, Peter and McGuire, James (2009) The treatment of telephone prompting on attendance for starting treatment and retention in treatment at a specialist alcohol clinic. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 48 (4). pp. 437-442. ISSN 0144-6657

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Abstract

Objective: To examine the effects of telephone prompting on attendance for the start of treatment and retention in treatment in a specialist alcohol clinic. Method: The study setting was a specialist alcohol treatment clinic. Participants were 172 clients attending as out-patients. An ABABAB design was used with planned alternating conditions, respectively, with or without a telephone prompt the day before the client was due to attend, over a succession of six consecutive 4-week periods. Results: Clients who were prompted were more likely to start treatment and attend further treatment sessions than clients who were not prompted. Conclusions: Telephone prompting is a simple and effective way to improve attendance for the start of treatment and retention in alcohol treatment.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Clinical Psychology
Additional Information: PG Intake 2006
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: UNSPECIFIED
ID Code: 33899
Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
Deposited On: 20 Jul 2010 16:13
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 17:30
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/33899

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