hig.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard-cite-them-right
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • sv-SE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • de-DE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Self-reported differences in side-effects for 110 heroin addicts during opioid addiction and during methadone treatment
University of Uppsala.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Occupational and Public Health Sciences, Public health science. Department of Health Sciences, Aalesund University College, Norway .
2011 (English)In: Heroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems, ISSN 1592-1638, Vol. 13, no 4, p. 5-12Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Although methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) has been shown to be effective, poor compliance is always a threat. It has often been pointed out that one variable that inevitably reduces adherence to treatment regimes is the negative side-effects of the treatment. This study examines seventeen known side-effects in a sample of 110 former opiate addicts consecutively admitted to methadone maintenance treatment. Self-reported side-effects were collected through a questionnaire. Despite the considerable increase, from 23 to 74% of the sample, in the proportion that reported individual side-effects between the period of opiate use and that of methadone treatment, the overall result was a significant decrease in eleven symptoms, no change in four and a substantial increase in only two. In some individuals a symptom that is liable to be problematic actually does become problematic, while the same symptom becomes less frequent in the group as a whole. Weight gain is the symptom that increases most in the whole group and needs to be constantly monitored. Other side-effects that remain high and need to be kept under review in clinical practice are nervousness, decreased libido, daytime drowsiness, constipation and perspiration.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 13, no 4, p. 5-12
National Category
Substance Abuse
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-11282ISI: 000301097000001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84855522285OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-11282DiVA, id: diva2:475234
Available from: 2012-01-10 Created: 2012-01-10 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

ScopusFulltext

Authority records BETA

Öhlund, Lennart

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Öhlund, Lennart
By organisation
Public health science
In the same journal
Heroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems
Substance Abuse

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 49 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard-cite-them-right
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • sv-SE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • de-DE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf