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dc.date.accessioned2012-10-25T15:02:09Z
dc.date.available2014-05-11T22:30:40Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.submitted2009-04-01en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/28781
dc.description.abstractBackground: The impact of opioid maintenance treatment (OMT) on quality of life of heroin addicts has been insufficiently studied. This is a student project carried out in the wider frame of a Ph.D-study concerning somatic health among heroin addicts before and during OMT. We investigated changes in quality of life reported by participants in the Norwegian OMT programme. Methods: Data were collected through personal interviews with 26 participants in the OMT programme in the county of Oppland. A qualitative analysis was performed, focusing on statements regarding the explanations for changes in quality of life. Results: 22 out of 26 patients stated that their quality of life has improved during OMT. Most of the explanations for such changes could be categorized into one of the following: (1) reduced impact of drug-related problems, (2) reduction in social conflicts, and (3) more positive relations to their families. Surprisingly, improvement in physical health measures, although reported by many, was not often mentioned as important for changing quality of life. Conclusion: Opioid maintenance treatment often leads to improved self-perceived quality of life among heroin addicts. This need not necessarily reflect altered somatic health, but rather is a result of gaining a higher level of self-control, put into practice through specific, everyday activities such as making one s own schedule, holding on to a job, and have regular contact with the family.eng
dc.language.isonoben_US
dc.titleKontrollspørmålet : En studie av livskvalitet hos LAR-pasienter i Opplanden_US
dc.typeMaster thesis
dc.date.updated2009-08-21en_US
dc.creator.authorHøiby, Larsen_US
dc.creator.authorVetlesen, Axelen_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::751en_US
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-21915en_US
dc.type.documentProsjektoppgaveen_US
dc.identifier.duo90434en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorMette Brekkeen_US
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/28781/2/Prosjektxhoiby.pdf


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