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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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OLIVEIRA, Margareth da Silva et al. Study of motivational stages in alcohol dependent adult subjects. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2003, vol.16, n.2, pp.265-270. ISSN 0102-7972.

The general aim of this work was to trace the motivational stages of interned clients in specialized units, based on Prochaska and Diclemente's Transtheorical Model. This work also examines if there is a correlation between the motivation stages of this group of alcohol-addicted patients and their level of drug dependence. The sample was composed of 120 alcoholics male patients, with dependence levels between moderate and critical. The instruments used were: Short-form Alcohol Dependence Data to identify the dependence level and the University of Rhode Island Change Assessment Questionnaire to evaluate the motivational stages. The results show positive and low-intensity correlation (rs= 0,197; p=0,031) between the level of drug dependence and the Maintenance stage. It is still under discussion the importance of the scales used in order discussion, in order to judge and choose better techniques to be adopted during the therapeutic process.

Keywords : Alcohol dependence; motivational stages; dependence level; scales.

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