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Citation:  Pantalon, M.V.; Murphy, M.K.; Barry, D.T.; Lavery, M.; Swanson, A.J. (2014). Predictors and moderators of aftercare appointment-keeping following brief motivational interviewing among patients with psychiatric disorders or dual diagnosis. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 10 (1), 44-51.
Title:  Predictors and moderators of aftercare appointment-keeping following brief motivational interviewing among patients with psychiatric disorders or dual diagnosis
Authors:  Pantalon, M.V.; Murphy, M.K.; Barry, D.T.; Lavery, M.; Swanson, A.J.
Year:  2014
Journal/Publication:  Journal of Dual Diagnosis
Publisher:  Taylor & Francis Group
DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1080/15504263.2013.867785
Full text:  https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15504263.2013.867785   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Yes

Structured abstract:

Purpose:  A high cost on mental health and lack of therapeutic treatment for patients can be attributed to an absence of devotion to psychiatric and substance abuse treatment recommendations. This is especially true for aftercare outpatient appointment-keeping following hospitalizations. The authors’ purpose was to “evaluate the relationship between potential predictors and moderators of aftercare appointment-keeping among a group of adult patients immediately following hospitalization for severe psychiatric disorders or dual diagnosis.”
Data collection and analysis:  Candidate predictors and moderator variables included demographics, psychiatric status, psychiatric symptom severity, and inpatient group adherence, while aftercare appointment-keeping was defined as attendance at the first aftercare appointment. Participants were 121 adult inpatients with a psychiatric disorder or dual diagnosis originally enrolled in an earlier randomized controlled trial comparing standard treatment with standard treatment plus brief motivational interviewing for increasing adherence.
Findings:  RESULTS indicated that, across treatment conditions, those who were female, did not have dual diagnosis, were older (older than 33 years), and were less educated (
Conclusions:  Based on the findings, Factors such as gender, dual diagnosis status, age and education might be influential predictors of aftercare treatment adherence. Also, gender might be a moderator of motivational interviewing among individuals with psychiatric disorders or dual diagnosis

Disabilities served:  Multiple disabilities
Interventions:  Motivational interviewing