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Titolo:
Predictors of attrition from behavioral medicine treatments
Autore:
Davis, MJ; Addis, ME;
Indirizzi:
Clark Univ, Dept Psychol, Worcester, MA 01610 USA Clark Univ Worcester MAUSA 01610 , Dept Psychol, Worcester, MA 01610 USA
Titolo Testata:
ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE
fascicolo: 4, volume: 21, anno: 1999,
pagine: 339 - 349
SICI:
0883-6612(199923)21:4<339:POAFBM>2.0.ZU;2-T
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
SELF-HELP TREATMENT; CHRONIC PELVIC PAIN; OBESITY TREATMENT; THERAPY; PROGRAM; EFFICACY; HEADACHE; DROPOUT; TERMINATION; DISORDERS;
Tipo documento:
Review
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
52
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Addis, ME Clark Univ, Dept Psychol, 950 Main St, Worcester, MA 01610 USA Clark Univ 950 Main St Worcester MA USA 01610 ster, MA 01610 USA
Citazione:
M.J. Davis e M.E. Addis, "Predictors of attrition from behavioral medicine treatments", ANN BEHAV M, 21(4), 1999, pp. 339-349

Abstract

Despite the efficacy of a range of behavioral medicine interventions, highrates of attrition are a persistent problem in both clinical and research settings. Appropriately studies have begun to focus on predictors of attrition with the hope of identifying important client or treatment characteristics. This article reviews attrition predictors in outpatient behavioral medicine treatments for headache, pain, stress, and weight management. Across all areas psychological variables and severity of symptom variables were more predictive than demographic variables. However; as 13 of the 20 studies reviewed were in the area of weight management, generalizability of the findings to other treatment areas requires further investigation. Recommendations are made for improving attrition research by (a) developing clinically valid definitions of attrition, (b) recognizing important within-group differences among those who prematurely terminate treatment, and (c) focusing on theoretically grounded psychological and treatment process variables. A working definition? of attrition based on the integration of clients' and clinicians' perspectives is also provided.

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