Change in quality of life and its predictors in heroin users receiving methadone maintenance treatment in Taiwan: an 18-month follow-up study.

@article{Wang2012ChangeIQ,
  title={Change in quality of life and its predictors in heroin users receiving methadone maintenance treatment in Taiwan: an 18-month follow-up study.},
  author={Peng-Wei Wang and Hung-Chi Wu and Chia-Nan Yen and Yi-Chun Yeh and Kuan-Sheng Chung and Hsun-Cheng Chang and Cheng-Fang Yen},
  journal={The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse},
  year={2012},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={213-9}
}
BACKGROUND A good quality of life (QOL) is associated with successful treatment in patients with opioid dependence. Therefore, it is of clinical benefit to examine what factors can predict a change in QOL among heroin users in the course of a methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) program. OBJECTIVES This longitudinal study aimed to examine the patterns and predictors of change in QOL among heroin users during the period of an 18-month MMT program. METHODS A total of 368 intravenous heroin… CONTINUE READING
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