The Effect of Behavioral Self-Co The Effect of Behavioral Self-Control Training And Telephone Follow-up Program on Amphetamine Consumption in Persons with Amphetamine Dependence

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Wisuda Moonmee
Penpaktr Uthis
Sunisa Suktrakul


Purpose: 1) to compare amphetamine consumption in persons with amphetamine dependence who received behavioral self-control training and telephone follow-up program before and after intervention 2) to compare amphetamine consumption in persons with amphetamine dependence who received program and those who received regular care

Design: Quasi-experimental research     

Methods: The sample consisted 40 persons with amphetamine dependence who met the inclusion criteria and received services at in-patient department, Prasrimahabodi hospital Ubonratchathani province. They were matched-pairs with sex and score on severity of dependence and then randomly assigned to the experimental and control groups, 20 subjects in each group. The experimental group received the behavioral self-control training and telephone follow-up program and the control groups received regular care. Research instruments comprised of: 1) The behavioral self-control training and telephone follow-up program 2) Demographic questionnaire 3) Time line follow back assessment, and 4) Self-efficacy measurement test for control amphetamine use. All instruments were validated by 5 professional experts. The reliability of the 3rd instrument was reported by Pearson Correlation as of .89 and the 4th instrument had Cronbach’s Alpha Coefficient reliability of .82. Descriptive statistics, repeated measures analysis of variance (Repeated Measure ANOVA)

Findings: The experiment group had significantly lower mean score than before the experiment. The experiment group also had significantly lower mean score than the comparison group at p.05. Amphetamine consumption in persons with amphetamine dependence in the experiment group were depressed.

Conclusion: The result of this study support that the persons with amphetamine dependence can reduce the amphetamine consumption.

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