There seems to be a lack of care for dependence on prescription drugs (DPD). Brief intervention provided in a general hospital might improve care. After a short review, a research project is outlined. In a randomised, controlled trial the efficacy of Motivational Interviewing in a general hospital is being tested. Previous studies revealed success rates between 20 and 63% in selective samples. The participation rate in the current project is about 28%. Proactive patient recruitment is likely to improve DPD care. The study results might be able to provide a basis for implementing interventions for persons with DPD in a general hospital.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Brief intervention for cutting prescription drug use: SSSShort review and presentation of the current research proj"ectMI"MiK
|Pravention und Gesundheitsforderung
|Number of pages
|Published - 02.2008
Research Areas and Centers
- Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)