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Measuring quality of life in opioid-dependent people: a systematic review of assessment instruments

Purpose Opioid dependence is a chronic relapsing disorder. Despite increasing research on quality of life (QOL) in people with opioid dependence, little attention has been paid to the instruments used. This systematic review examines the suitability of QOL instruments for use in opioid-dependent populations and the instruments’ quality. Methods A systematic search was performed...

Youth Psychopathic Traits Inventory-Short Version: A Further Test of the Internal Consistency and Criterion Validity

The Youth Psychopathic Traits Inventory-Short Version (YPI-S; van Baardewijk et al., 2010) is a self-report measure to assess psychopathic-like traits in adolescents. The aim of the present study is to investigate the factor structure, the internal consistency, and the criterion validity of the YPI-S in 768 Belgian community adolescents (45.4 % males). In general, our study...

Insufficient access to harm reduction measures in prisons in 5 countries (PRIDE Europe): a shared European public health concern

5 6 7 Sara Van Malderen 4 Julie Schiltz 9 Wouter Vanderplasschen 9 Karina Holm 8 Torsten Kolind 8 Felice Nava 3 Nadja Weltzien 12 Andrea Moser 12 Marie Jauffret-Roustide 13 Olivier Maguet 10 Patrizia

Current quality of life and its determinants among opiate-dependent individuals five years after starting methadone treatment

Purpose This study explores the current QoL of opiate-dependent individuals who started outpatient methadone treatment at least 5 years ago and assesses the influence of demographic, psychosocial, drug and health-related variables on individuals’ QoL. Methods Participants (n = 159) were interviewed about their current QoL, psychological distress and severity of drug-related...