|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|5119885||1486111||2017||4 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
- Assessed internalized stigma and substance use problems among primary care patients.
- Internalized stigma rates similar to extant literature from specialty care samples.
- Higher internalized stigma was significantly related to more substance use problems.
- Internalized stigma significantly added to understanding of substance use problems.
BackgroundLittle is known about internalized stigma among primary care patients, and whether the presence of internalized stigma is related to the severity of substance use problems independent of substance use-related variables. We sought to examine the relationship between internalized stigma and substance use problems among primary care patients with opioid or alcohol use disorders (OAUDs).MethodsWe present baseline data from 393 primary care patients who were enrolled in a study of collaborative care for OAUDs. Regression analyses examined the relationship between internalized stigma and substance use problems, controlling for demographics, psychiatric comorbidity, and quantity/frequency of use.ResultsThe majority of participants reported thinking, at least sometimes, that they “have permanently screwed up” their lives (60%), and felt “ashamed” (60%), and “out of place in the world” (51%) as a result of their opioid or alcohol use. Higher internalized stigma was significantly related to more substance use problems (Î²Â =Â 2.68, pÂ <Â 0.01), even after the effects of covariates were accounted for. Stigma added 22%, out of 51% total variance explained, leading to a significant improvement in prediction of substance use problems.ConclusionsAmong this group of primary care patients with OAUDs, rates of internalized stigma were comparable to those reported in specialty substance use treatment settings. Consistent with extant specialty care literature, our results suggest that internalized stigma may be a unique contributor that is associated with treatment outcomes, such as substance use problems, among primary care patients with OAUDs.
Journal: Drug and Alcohol Dependence - Volume 180, 1 November 2017, Pages 52-55