Title

The relationship between readiness to change and relapse prevention outcome: A continuum approach with an alcohol treatment group.

Date of Award

2005

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Department

Psychology

Keywords

Psychology, Clinical.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

This study examined the role of readiness to change (RTC) within the context of a relapse prevention (RP) treatment program for individuals with alcohol use disorders. RTC was assessed using the continuous version of the Readiness to Change Questionnaire, as research does not support the use of the categorical version with treatment seeking clients. Participants included 80 men and women seeking treatment for alcohol use disorders. Findings revealed that RTC did not predict treatment outcome. These results may have been a product of the poor psychometric properties of the continuous version of the RTCQ, as established in this study. Associated findings support the use of RP in the treatment of alcohol use disorders, as RP was associated with significant improvements across a holistic set of variables.Dept. of Psychology. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2005 .B43. Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 66-11, Section: B, page: 6260. Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2005.