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Validation and development of a self-report outcome measure (MAP-sc) in opiate addiction

  • Jason Luty (a1), Vincent Perry (a2), Oken Umoh (a3) and Donna Gormer (a4)
Abstract
Aims and Method

To develop and assess the viability of a self-completion version of the Maudsley Addiction Profile for assessing and monitoring the functioning of opioid-dependent patients. A total of 206 treatment-seeking opioid-dependent patients completed the Maudsley Addiction Profile interview and a self-completion version at a single clinic appointment at a substance misuse facility. Scores from both formats were compared using correlation coefficients.

Results

Non-parametric correlation coefficients between interview and self-completion version for alcohol, drug, psychiatric, family and legal problems correlated in excess of 0.7 for the majority of the 20 items that were compared.

Clinical Implications

A short, self-administered questionnaire version of the Maudsley Addiction Profile is a feasible alternative to the interview for assessing and monitoring treatment of opioid-dependent patients. The questionnaires were usually completed by clients within 15 min. These would be particularly useful in services with very limited staffing time, such as primary care.

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Validation and development of a self-report outcome measure (MAP-sc) in opiate addiction

  • Jason Luty (a1), Vincent Perry (a2), Oken Umoh (a3) and Donna Gormer (a4)
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