Francisco González-Sáiz

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This is a cross-sectional study of 227 cocaine dependent individuals in six different therapeutic communities (TCs) within a single treatment network in Andalusia (Spain). The primary aim of the study is to examine the prevalence of lifetime psychiatric comorbidity in this sample using the Psychiatric Research Interview for Substance and Mental Disorders(More)
BACKGROUND The number of publications dealing with measurement of the quality of life and health in the area of drug dependence has increased in recent years. Its main application is as an indicator of the effectiveness of intervention in harm reduction, although there are also comparative and methodological studies. DATA SOURCES AND STUDY SELECTION The(More)
The objective of this study is to explore the stability of personality dimensions in a selection of psychoactive substance abuse patients during treatment in therapeutic communities. The baseline assessment was conducted 15 to 20 days from the start of therapeutic community treatment, and the second assessment was conducted 3 months after admission. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of adult attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in a sample of cocaine-dependent patients, and to examine the discriminant validity of the Barkley's executive dysfunction scale in differentiating cocaine-dependent patients with and without ADHD. METHODS A cross-sectional design was used. A total of 166(More)
BACKGROUND The treatment of cocaine-dependent individuals (CDI) is substantially challenged by high drop-out rates, raising questions regarding contributing factors. Recently, a number of studies have highlighted the potential of greater focus on the clinical significance of neurocognitive impairments in treatment-seeking cocaine users. In the present(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to explore the association between baseline executive functioning and treatment outcome in Therapeutic Communities (TCs). METHODS We used a longitudinal descriptive design: a baseline neuropsychological assessment was performed within the first 30 days of treatment in TCs. Once participants finished or abandoned treatment, the(More)
AIMS Our aim was to further assess the Severity of Dependence Scale (SDS) validity and to identify the cut-off score for a DSM-IV diagnosis of heroin and cocaine dependence through a cross-sectional survey in Barcelona, Spain. METHODS The Psychiatric Research Interview for Substance and Mental Disorders (PRISM) was used as the gold standard. 146 young(More)
BACKGROUND Over 30% of people with intellectual disability (ID) have a comorbid psychiatric disorder. However, there are few assessment instruments available for international use and cross-cultural validation studies of these instruments are rare. The aim of the present study was to standardize the Spanish version of the Psychiatric Assessment Schedule for(More)
BACKGROUND Health Related Quality of Life (HRQL) of opiate users has been studied in treatment settings, where assistance for drug use was sought. In this study we ascertain factors related to HRQL of young opiate users recruited outside treatment facilities, considering both genders separately. METHODS Current opiate users (18-30 y) were recruited in(More)
AIMS The purpose of this work is to study the validity of the Severity of Dependence Scale (SDS) construct by applying Rasch models to a non-clinical sample of heroin abusers. SUBJECTS 982 (73% men) young people 30 years old or under (mean age 25.9 years) participated. All of them were captured from the community in the metropolitan areas of Madrid,(More)