Prediction of Substance Abuse Patients' Adherence to Therapy by Patient Satisfaction, Patients' Attitude towards the Therapy

This study aims to find the underlying factors within satisfaction toward substance abuse therapy and use the satisfaction and attitude toward the treatment to predict overall patient satisfaction and adherence. The result found that satisfaction with substance abuse therapy can be grouped into four factors:

  1. satisfaction toward personnel
  2. satisfaction toward service and therapy
  3. satisfaction toward therapy place
  4. satisfaction toward responding to patients' needs

After that, we found that satisfaction and attitude toward substance abuse therapy explain about 30% of patient adherence variance. The significant factors contributing to patient adherence were satisfaction with personnel and satisfaction toward service and therapy.


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  1. Sunthud Pornprasertmanit
  2. Thipnapa Huansuriya

Author Note

This project is the part of Sunthud Pornprasertmanit's senior project in Faculty of Psychology, Chulalongkorn University. Thipnapa Huansuriya is the advisor of this study.

Thanyarak Institute of Drug Abuse, Pathumthani, Thailand.


Publication (pp. 19-27).

Senior Project. Cover. Content.




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