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Impact of blended treatment literacy and psychoeducation on methadone maintenance treatment outcomes in Yunnan, China

Overview of attention for article published in Harm Reduction Journal, February 2016
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Title
Impact of blended treatment literacy and psychoeducation on methadone maintenance treatment outcomes in Yunnan, China
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Harm Reduction Journal, February 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12954-016-0097-y
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Bo Zhang, Thomas Cai, Zhihua Yan, Gitau Mburu, Bangyuan Wang, Liping Yang

Abstract

Outcomes of methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) in the management of opioid dependency can be impaired by poor adherence and retention, concomitant drug use, poor adjustment of methadone dosage, and low levels of awareness regarding methadone among drug users, among other factors. This study investigated the effects of intensive blended treatment literacy and psychoeducation on treatment compliance, methadone dose, and heroin use among MMT clients in China. A total of 492 MMT clients who tested positive for urine morphine at least once during a 12-week intervention period preceding the study were recruited from 16 MMT clinics. Employing a client-centred approach, a blended treatment literacy and psychoeducation intervention was then implemented between March and June 2014, comprising (1) intensified methadone treatment literacy sessions; (2) participatory goal setting; (3) continuous adherence monitoring and support; and (4) engagement of both peers and doctors in delivering psychoeducation. Wilcoxon signed-rank test was used to compare urine morphine positive rates, daily methadone dosage, and the number of days that clients successfully accessed methadone before and during the intervention. During the intervention, urine morphine positive rates reduced to 27 % from 49.3 % previously; p < 0.001. In response to client needs, methadone dosages increased among 74 % of participants, remained unchanged among 12.0 %, and reduced among 13.4 % during the intervention. In addition, the average daily methadone dose increased from 63.0 to 72.6 mg; p < 0.001, while the average number of days that clients successfully accessed methadone increased from 69.4 to 73.9 over a period of 12 weeks; p < 0.001. Blended treatment literacy and psychoeducation delivered by a combination of peers and doctors was associated with reduced heroin use, improved treatment adherence, and higher methadone doses among our sample of MMT clients.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 52 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 9 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 15%
Student > Bachelor 6 12%
Researcher 5 10%
Librarian 5 10%
Other 11 21%
Unknown 8 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 17 33%
Psychology 9 17%
Social Sciences 5 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 8%
Neuroscience 2 4%
Other 5 10%
Unknown 10 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 February 2016.
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#2,816,466
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#233
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#5
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