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 contribution||Drug addiction and quality of life: old problem and actual determinants|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
- Quality of life
- Mental health
- Health determinants
- Drug addiction