Profiles of quality of life in opiate-dependent individuals after starting methadone treatment: a latent class analysis.

@article{Maeyer2013ProfilesOQ,
  title={Profiles of quality of life in opiate-dependent individuals after starting methadone treatment: a latent class analysis.},
  author={Jessica De Maeyer and Chijs van Nieuwenhuizen and Ilja L. Bongers and Eric Broekaert and Wouter Vanderplasschen},
  journal={The International journal on drug policy},
  year={2013},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={342-50}
}
BACKGROUND This study aimed to identify classes of quality of life (QoL) among opiate-dependent individuals five to ten years after starting methadone treatment in order to tailor services to the needs of this population. METHODS A cross-sectional study of 159 opiate-dependent individuals who started outpatient methadone treatment in the region of Ghent, Belgium, between 1997 and 2002. A face-to-face structured interview was administered based on the Lancashire Quality of Life Profile, the… CONTINUE READING