The accelerated intake: A method for increasing initial attendance to outpatient cocaine treatment

David S. Festinger, Richard J Lamb, Kimberly C. Kirby, Douglas B. Marlowe

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Abstract

We examined whether offering an accelerated (same-day) versus a standard (1- to 7-day delay) intake appointment increased initial attendance at an outpatient cocaine treatment program. Significantly more of the subjects who were offered an accelerated intake (59%) attended than those who were given a standard intake (33%), X2 (2, N = 78) = 4.198, p < .05. The accelerated intake procedure appears to be useful for enhancing enrollment in outpatient addiction treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)387-389
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Volume29
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1996
Externally publishedYes

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outpatient treatment
Cocaine
Outpatients
addiction
Appointments and Schedules
Therapeutics
Intake

Keywords

  • Adherence
  • Appointment keeping
  • Call-appointment interval
  • Drug abuse treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Clinical Psychology

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Festinger, D. S., Lamb, R. J., Kirby, K. C., & Marlowe, D. B. (1996). The accelerated intake: A method for increasing initial attendance to outpatient cocaine treatment. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 29(3), 387-389.

The accelerated intake : A method for increasing initial attendance to outpatient cocaine treatment. / Festinger, David S.; Lamb, Richard J; Kirby, Kimberly C.; Marlowe, Douglas B.

In: Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Vol. 29, No. 3, 09.1996, p. 387-389.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Festinger, David S. ; Lamb, Richard J ; Kirby, Kimberly C. ; Marlowe, Douglas B. / The accelerated intake : A method for increasing initial attendance to outpatient cocaine treatment. In: Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. 1996 ; Vol. 29, No. 3. pp. 387-389.
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