Role of self-efficacy in predicting outcomes from a programme for controlled drinking

Sitharthan, Thiagarajan & Kavanagh, David J. (1991) Role of self-efficacy in predicting outcomes from a programme for controlled drinking. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 27(1), pp. 87-94.

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Predicted the outcomes of 40 men and 20 women who attended a controlled drinking program in a general hospital. Measures included a behavioral interview, the Alcohol Dependence Scale (ADS), the Severity of Alcohol Dependence Questionnaire (SADQ) described by T. Stockwell et al (1979), and a problem drinking self-efficacy scale (PDSES). Substantial reductions in drinking appeared after the program and appeared to be sustained over a 6-mo follow-up. Intake dropped from 11.3 drinks per day to 2.2 drinks during follow-up. Drinking history and alcohol dependence (as measured by the SADQ, but not the ADS) were significant predictors of alcohol consumption during follow-up. Predictive utility of the PDSES was confirmed. PDSES administered at the end of the program significantly predicted alcohol consumption over the next 6 mo.

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ID Code: 29337
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: alcoholism, treatment, self-efficacy, prediction, controlled drinking
DOI: 10.1016/0376-8716(91)90091-C
ISSN: 0376-8716
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Deposited On: 17 Dec 2009 02:13
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 17:29

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