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Two-year outcomes of quality of life among heroin dependants at Methadone Maintenance Therapy (MMT) clinic

Musa, Ramli (2015) Two-year outcomes of quality of life among heroin dependants at Methadone Maintenance Therapy (MMT) clinic. In: The International Conference on Addiction Prevention and Treatment (ICAPT) 2015, 18th-20th Sep. 2015, Telekom Malaysia Convention Centre (TMCC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Background. The commencement of methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) in 2005 represents a quantum leap in the management of heroin dependence in Malaysia. Objective; To examine the 2-year outcomes of this modality in the treatment of heroin dependence with respect to the quality of life (QOL), heroin abstinence, and rate of employment among heroin dependants attending the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital (HTAA) MMT clinic. Method; This is an experimental study in which the second QOL assessment was conducted 2 years after treatment initiation. Results; A total of 172 patients enrolled at the point of entry to the MMT program. The authors examined 107 patients who remained in the program 2 years later (62.6% retention rate). A paired t-test demonstrated significant improvements in all 4 domains of QOL (physical, psychological, social relationships, and environment; P<0.001). The most marked improvement was noted in the psychological domain. Local and international data on MMT and QOL are also examined. Conclusion; The MMT program is effective in improving the QOL and employment rate among heroin dependants.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech/Talk)
Additional Information: 5818/44780
Uncontrolled Keywords: Methadone Maintenance Therapy (MMT)
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine > RZ400 Mental healing
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Psychiatry
Depositing User: Professor Ramli Musa
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2015 12:22
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2018 11:49
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/44780

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