Wencke A J M de Wildt

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BACKGROUND Currently, there is no agreement among researchers on the definition of craving and its underlying theoretical model. The Obsessive-Compulsive Drinking Scale (OCDS) seems to measure certain aspects of craving, but its theoretical basis remains unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the structure of alcohol craving, using OCDS data. (More)
The objective of this study was to describe the application of a systematic process-Intervention Mapping-to developing a theory- and evidence-based intervention to promote sexual health in HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM). Intervention Mapping provides a framework that gives program planners a systematic method for decision-making in each phase(More)
BACKGROUND Crime victimisation is a serious problem in psychiatric patients. However, research has focused on patients with severe mental illness and few studies exist that address victimisation in other outpatient groups, such as patients with depression. Due to large differences in methodology of the studies that address crime victimisation, a comparison(More)
AIMS Acamprosate in combination with psychosocial treatment has been shown to be effective for the treatment of alcohol dependence. The goal of the present study was to determine whether the addition of psychosocial intervention to the medical prescription of acamprosate contributes to treatment outcome. METHODS Patients (n = 248) meeting DSM-IV criteria(More)
BACKGROUND Cognitive behavioural therapy and motivational interviewing are evidence-based treatments for substance use disorders (SUDs). However, treatment for SUDs is still at an early stage and patients are being deprived of many new forms of treatment from which they could benefit. Low treatment compliance and limited treatment success are also problems(More)
OBJECTIVE Little is known about the incremental effects of medically assisted detoxification on outpatient treatment for alcohol use disorders. The objective of this study was to compare drinking outcomes in a psychosocial treatment program between two groups of heavy drinking patients who had an alcohol use disorder: (a) one group with initial medically(More)
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