Table 2

Patient-perceived benefits and barriers towards TSGs in relation to their intention to participate in TSGs post-discharge, N (%)

Items

a

LOWb

N = 43

MODb

N = 41

HIGHb

N = 55

Total

Gammac


Perceived benefits

Going to AA/NA gives me courage to change (N = 138)

Disagree

11

0

0

11 (8)

N/N

24

19

6

49 (36)

0.79

Agree

8

22

48

78 (57)

If I go to AA/NA, I will find people who can guide me in how to be sober (N = 135)

Disagree

8

1

0

9 (7)

N/N

18

9

0

27 (20)

0.78

Agree

16

31

52

99 (73)

I will feel better about myself if I go to AA/NA (N = 139)

Disagree

16

1

2

19 (14)

N/N

21

17

6

44 (32)

0.71

Agree

6

23

47

76 (55)

In AA/NA, I will find people who understand me (N = 138)

Disagree

3

0

2

5 (4)

N/N

18

6

1

25 (18)

0.62

Agree

21

35

52

108 (78)

I know someone who has been helped by going to AA/NA (N = 138)

Disagree

19

10

5

34 (25)

N/N

6

9

3

18 (13)

0.51

Agree

18

22

46

86 (62)

Perceived barriers

I feel like I do not belong at AA/NA meetings (N = 139)

Disagree

8

18

42

68 (49)

N/N

15

21

9

45 (32)

- 0.65

Agree

20

2

4

26 (19)

Going to AA/NA makes me feel depressed (N = 138)

Disagree

11

27

44

82 (59)

N/N

19

11

10

40 (29)

- 0.62

Agree

12

3

1

16 (12)

I do not want people to know that I am going to AA/NA (N = 139)

Disagree

10

22

37

69 (50)

N/N

10

11

9

30 (22)

- 0.43

Agree

23

8

9

40 (29)

Going to AA/NA requires changes that are too difficult (N = 139)

Disagree

9

14

33

56 (40)

N/N

19

20

13

52 (37)

- 0.41

Agree

15

7

9

31 (22)

Going to AA/NA can be embarrassing to me (N = 139)

Disagree

9

21

32

62 (45)

N/N

12

6

7

25 (18)

- 0.36

Agree

22

14

16

52 (37)


a For descriptive purposes, the original scale has been coded pooling strongly agree and agree responses, and the strongly disagree and disagree responses. N/N = neither disagreed nor agreed

b LOW, Low score < 3; MOD, intermediate score = 3 - 5; HIGH, high score > 5, on a 7-point Likert scale

c Gamma-values were obtained from an analysis of the full ordinal scale for independent variables. All items were significant at the p < 0.001 level.

Vederhus et al. BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:339   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-11-339

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