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Comparison of 13 MMT Clinics in Jiangxi Province for Improving Family and Social Function
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Pages: 73-76,87
Year: Issue:  2
Journal: Acta Academiae Medicinae Jiangxi

Keyword:  methadone maintenance treatmentoploid addictsfamily functionsocial functionclose-value methodeffect evaluationNanchangJiangxi;
Abstract: ABSTRACT:Objective To evaluate the therapeutic effects of 13 methadone maintenance treat-ment (MMT)clinics in Jiangxi province on patients’family and social function,and to provide a basis for the promotion of MMT.Methods Using the sequential method,1501 patients (60%) treated in 13 clinics in Jiangxi province were randomly selected using the sequential method to in-vestigate their family and social function.In addition,the therapeutic effects of MMT clinics on patients’family and social function were evaluated by close-value method.Results Among the 1501 drug addicts,51.1% thought that “lying to family members”decreased after treatment, 30.8% thought that “stealing family property”decreased after treatment,5.1% thought that“helping with housework”increased after treatment,55.6% thought that “suffering blame from family due to taking drugs”reduced after treatment,24.2% thought that “support and care pro-vided by family members”increased after treatment,16.8% thought that “support and care pro-vided by friends”increased after treatment,11.6% thought that “contacting with non-drug-using friends”increased after treatment,12.9% thought that “contacting with drug-using friends”de-creased after treatment,and 17.7% thought that “relations with neighbors”were improved.The comprehensive curative effects of the 13 MMT clinics on family and social function were ranked as fol-lows:Anyuan,Fengcheng,Jiujiang,Xiangdong,Ji’an,Xihu,Donghu,Jingdezhen,Qingyunpu,Fuzhou, Leping,Shangrao,and Ganzhou.Conclusion Among the 13 MMT clinics in Jiangxi province,Anyuan, Fengcheng and Jiujiang clinics provide better results than others for improving patients’family and social function.We suggest that other clinics learn from their experience to promote MMT.
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