Table 3

Comparison between patient intentions to participate regularly in TSGs and independent variables

Items

LOWa

N = 43

MODa

N = 41

HIGHa

N = 55

P-valueb


Gender (female)

19 (44%)

7 (17%)

19 (35%)

0.027

Age, years

40 (14)

38 (13)

44 (13)

0.081

Relationship, % single

23 (54%)

19 (46%)

23 (42%)

0.516

Education, years

11 (2)

11 (2)

12 (3)

0.481

Main diagnosis

Alcohol use disorder

13 (30%)

15 (37%)

25 (46%)

Both alcohol and drug use disorder

7 (16%)

5 (12%)

14 (26%)

0.088

Drug use disorder

23 (54%)

21 (51%)

16 (29%)

Perceived drug problem severity (SYRAAP subscale)

3.9 (0.7)

4.2 (0.6)

4.3 (0.6)

0.012

Perceived benefits of TSGs (SYRAAP subscale)

3.1 (0.8)

3.7 (0.5)

4.3 (0.6)

< 0.001

Perceived barriers of TSGs (SYRAAP subscale)

3.3 (0.8)

2.6 (0.8)

2.2 (0.6)

< 0.001

Earlier involvement in TSGs (AAAS composite score)

0.8 (1.7)

0.9 (1.6)

3.0 (2.9)

< 0.001


Data are the mean (SD) and N (%), N = 139.

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

b P-value was obtained with a Kruskal-Wallis or Chi-square test

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

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