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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to examine the role of therapeutic alliance in predicting treatment dropout, response and outcome in a cohort of adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN) and their families who were treated using a manualized form of family-based therapy (FBT). METHOD Independent assessors scored early and late therapeutic alliances(More)
To see what issues couples most and least often reported as topics of marital disagreement, survey data were analyzed for 113 African-American and 131 Euro-American couples reporting in the first and third years of marriage. Friedman tests showed that in both the first and third years of marriage, money was most often reported as a topic of marital(More)
OBJECTIVE Define associations between post-traumatic brain injury (TBI) fatigue and abnormalities in neuroendocrine axes, sleep, mood, cognition and physical functioning. DESIGN Survey. SETTING Large community hospital-based rehabilitation centre. PARTICIPANTS Convenience sample of 119 individuals at least 1 year post-TBI. OUTCOME MEASURES(More)
The authors analyzed the use of 16 onsite services reported by 91 residents of a new continuing care retirement community (CCRC). The most frequently used services appear to be those of convenience to the residents, including an onsite pharmacy, insurance billing, and a bank, as well as health and fitness services. Perceived health and multiple illnesses(More)
To help understand why people of ethnic minority groups tend to be less likely than European Americans to take medication for HIV, narratives from 62 multiethnic HIV-positive individuals were coded for mention of taking medication for HIV and reasons for not doing so. Respondents viewed HIV/AIDS and medication in terms of other illnesses and drugs,(More)
This study asked whether men and women who enrolled in substance use treatment reported similar changes in income from work, public assistance, and crime over time. Income data were analyzed for 261 substance users (77 women, 184 men) who entered day or residential treatment, and completed Addiction Severity Index measures at treatment entry and up to 18(More)
  • Jean Oggins
  • The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse
  • 2003
Based on data from the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse in 1994 (N = 10, 158) and 1998 (N = 12,892) alcohol- or drug-using subsamples (aged 18-64) were compared to see if postwelfarereform reports of having employer-paid health insurance increased and Medicaid decreased by 1998 and affected participation in substance use treatment. By 1998,(More)
In this study, 438 players of the online video game, World of Warcraft, completed a survey about video game addiction and answered an open-ended question about behaviors they considered characteristic of video game addiction. Responses were coded and correlated with players’ self-reports of being addicted to games and scores on a modified video game(More)
This article describes Walden House's Enhanced Planetree Intervention Component (EPIC), enhanced substance abuse treatment services that offered minority men mental health services integrated with services for substance abuse and HIV. Of clients entering EPIC in a one-year period, 93% successfully completed treatment, compared to a significantly lower 65%(More)
Based on survey data from 174 Euro-American and 199 African-American newlywed couples, this study analyzed attrition biases by comparing first-year responses of couples who stayed in the study into its third year (133 Euro-American and 115 African-American couples) with responses from the initial sample. Stayers--who were more likely than leavers to be(More)