Curative effect observation among patients with alcohol dependence in rehabilitation period by grouping motivational interviewing
Objective: To explore the effect of grouping motivational interviewing on psychological craving of patients with alcohol dependence in the rehabilitation.
Methods: In this prospective study one hundred patients with convalescent alcohol dependence admitted to Hebei Province Veterans Hospital from October 2017 to June 2019 were randomly divided into two groups, the experimental group and the control group, 50 cases in each. The experimental group was administrated oxazepam as a replacement therapy and the motivational interviewing. The control group was administrated oxazepam as a replacement therapy and routine health education. Both groups continued treatment for three months. Curative effect was assessed before treatment, and two weeks, four weeks and three months after treatment by using Penn Alcohol Craving Scale (PACS), Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAMD) and Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAMA).
Results: PACS, HAMD and HAMA in the experimental group were significantly lower than those in the control group (P < 0.05).
Conclusion: Grouping motivational interviewing can effectively reduce the degree of psychological dependence on alcohol and improve the symptoms of anxiety and depression in patients with alcohol dependence during rehabilitation period.
How to cite this:
Xu Y, Pan X, Cui C, Li Y, Zhang W. Curative effect observation among patients with alcohol dependence in rehabilitation period by grouping motivational interviewing. Pak J Med Sci. 2022;38(7):1964-1967. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.38.7.4741
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