Bf5.4 The Readiness To Change And Insight In Alcohol Dependent Patients

Author(s): 
K.M. Kim, J.S. Kim, S.M. Kim, H.J. Pack, D.H. Lee
Department of Family Medicine, Chungnam National University Hospital, Daejeon, Korea
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Aims.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the relationship between the readiness to change and insight in alcoholism.
Methods.
The subjects were 131 Korean male alcohol dependents who were being hospitalized in a community-based alcohol treatment centre. Their readiness to change was divided into precontemplation, contemplation, and action stage through the Readiness To Change Questionnaire and the insight state was measured through Hanil Alcohol Insight Scale.
Results.
14 patients (10.7%) were in the stage of precontemplation, 65 (49.6%) in contemplation and 52 (39.7%) in action stage. Insight score of the patients in precontemplation stage was significantly lower (p = 0.000) than that of others. In order to find out the relationship between the readiness to change and insight, multinomial logistic regression was used on the basis of precontemplation stage, with the variables of the insight score and the factors which were different among each stage of the readiness to change. According to the results, the possibility of contemplation and action stage went up 1.224 (p = 0.005) and 1.249 (p = 0.002) times higher as the insight score increased.
Conclusions.
The insight seems to have relevance in transferring from precontemplation to contemplation and action stage in alcoholism.
Literature: 
BF5.4 THE READINESS TO CHANGE AND INSIGHT IN ALCOHOL DEPENDENT PATIENTS