Volume 14, Issue 1 (Spring & Summer 2016)                   CPAP 2016, 14(1): 71-79 | Back to browse issues page

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Siahjani L, Oraki M, Zare H. Personality Trait Difference between clients under rehabilitation treatment who completed the treatment process and who left the therapy program . CPAP. 2016; 14 (1) :71-79
URL: http://cpap.shahed.ac.ir/article-1-992-en.html

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Introduction: Leaving treatment process during drug abuse treatment has always been one of the main problems and also accessing effective methods to keep clients to complete their treatment process is one of the important targets in this field. The aim of this study is to show that if personality traits of drug abusers can be an effective factor in whether treatment adherence and completing its procedure or‌‌‌‌ giving up the therapy. Method: The sample included 200 Methamphetamine abusers (100 men and 100 women), aged 20-40 and under rehabilitation treatment was selected through available sampling. Length of treatment to be completed was 28 days (4 weeks) and treatment adherence was to complete the process of therapy. Cloninger's Temperament and Character Inventory was used for scoring personality traits in temperament and character dimensions. Data were analyzed through multivariate analysis of variance. Results: The results show that participants who completed their therapy had high score in harm avoidance and persistence dimensions and who failed to complete the treatment process were high scored in novelty seeking dimension. Conclusion: Based on these findings and considering the effective role of personality traits on clients' therapy results, implementing proper methods can be useful to help clients to complete their therapy program and to have better treatment outcomes.

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