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Purpose: 1) To compare amphetamine consumption in amphetamine relapse clients who received behavioral self-control training and a telephone follow-up program before and after the intervention. 2) To compare amphetamine consumption in amphetamine relapse clients who received the program and those who received regular care
Design: Quasi-experimental research
Methods: The sample consisted of 40 persons with amphetamine relapse clients who met the inclusion criteria and received services at the in-patient department, Prasrimahabodi hospital Ubon Ratchathani province. They have matched pairs with sex and score on the severity of dependence and then randomly assigned to the experimental and control groups, with 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 1) The behavioral self-control training and a telephone follow-up program 2) Demographic questionnaire 3) Timeline follow back assessment, and 4) Self-efficacy measurement test for controlling 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 a significantly lower mean score than before the experiment. The experiment group also had a significantly lower mean score than the comparison group at p.05. Amphetamine consumption in amphetamine relapse clients in the experiment group was depressed.
Conclusion: The result of this study support that the persons with amphetamine relapse clients can reduce their amphetamine consumption.
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