Claudio Castillo

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STUDY OBJECTIVE To provide information on MMP patient's characteristics, particularly those related with Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) and gender. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. Data were collected on socio-demographic, toxicological variables, HIV risk behaviors, and HRQoL through the Nottingham Health Profile (NHP). PATIENTS AND SETTING Over a(More)
PROBLEM During the 1980s, Spain had very strict laws limiting access to opioid agonist maintenance treatment (OAMT). Because of this, mortality among people who used illicit opioids and other illicit drugs was high. Spain was also the European country with the highest number of cases of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome transmitted through illicit drug(More)
OBJECTIVE To adapt the Cumulative Illness Rating Scale for its use in substance abuse patients (CIRS-SA) and to assess the reliability, internal consistency, and validity of the instrument. METHOD One-hundred outpatients of both sexes, 62 men and 38 women, with a mean (SD) age of 32.4 (7.9) years (range 19-57), all of them fulfilling the DSM-IV criteria(More)
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