Comparing Instructional Strategies in the Dually Diagnosed: An Explorative Study
Haque, A., (2002) Comparing Instructional Strategies in the Dually Diagnosed: An Explorative Study. Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry, 10 (2). pp. 15-22. ISSN 0128-8628
International Islamic University Malaysia.Kuliyyah of Medicine
This study examined the effects of Instructional strategies on the change of knowledge and attitude scores In mentally ill subjects with a history of substanceabuse. Twenty subjects from a state psychiatric hospital were randomly dividedInto three experimental and one control group. The study period was ten weeks witheach session lasting forty-five minutes, twice per week. The results showed thatdrug education significantly Improves knowledge in most patients; combinedIndividual and group instruction Is more effective In bringing positive changes thaneither method alone; improved knowledge does not automatically result In improvedattitude to the same degree and with no treatment, a patient's substance abusebehavior and attitude can deteriorate over time. Relevant Issues are discussed andrecommendations given.
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