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 0144-6657Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|Journal or Publication Title:||British Journal of Clinical Psychology|
|Additional Information:||PG Intake 2006|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Deposited By:||Mr Richard Ingham|
|Deposited On:||20 Jul 2010 16:13|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 17:30|
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