Dependência de opiáceos e qualidade de vida: um problema antigo e os determinantes atuais

Translated title of the contribution: Drug addiction and quality of life: old problem and actual determinants

Luís Sá, Paulo Seabra, José Amendoeira, Pilar Montesó-Curto

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Objective: Identify factors that contribute to better quality of life perception, on opiates dependents, in a methadone program, in Lisbon area. Method: Observational, correlational, cross-sectional study, conducted with 180 opiate addicts. Data was collected with “Drug addict’s quality of life in a methadone program Scale”, in 2013. Results: It is determinant for better quality of life: less re-entries (r=-,159;p,05). It is determinant for less quality of life: benzodiazepines use (t=2,388;p<,05), intra venous injection (t=2,373;p<,05), dual psychiatric diagnosis (t=3,493;p=,001). Conclusions: Being in a methadone program improves quality of life if some determinants are associated: Being employed, living with salary, maintain a marital relationship, absence of physical or mental comorbidities, no benzodiazepine consumption and stop of intravenous consumption. These determinants are influenced by the presence in a methadone program.
Translated title of the contributionDrug addiction and quality of life: old problem and actual determinants
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)32-41
Number of pages10
JournalRevista Adictologia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Quality of life
  • Mental health
  • Health determinants
  • Drug addiction
  • Methadone


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