Project MATCH is a cooperative agreement funded by NIAAA. The grantee institutions are: Ul0 AA08428, Medical University of South Carolina; Ul0 AA08430, University of Connecticut Health Center; U10 AA08431, Research Institute on Addictions; U10 AA08432, University of Houston; U10 AA08435, University of New Mexico; U10 AA08436, University of Washington; U10 AA08438, University of Connecticut Health Center; Ul0 AA08442, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; U10 AA08443, Brown University.
Compliance with Treatment and Follow-up Protocols in Project MATCH: Predictors and Relationship to Outcome
Article first published online: 30 MAY 2006
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
Volume 22, Issue 6, pages 1328–1339, September 1998
How to Cite
Mattson, M. E., Del Boca, F. K., Carroll, K. M., Cooney, N. L., DiClemente, C. C., Donovan, D., Kadden, R. M., McRee, B., Rice, C., Rycharik, R. G. and Zweben, A. (1998), Compliance with Treatment and Follow-up Protocols in Project MATCH: Predictors and Relationship to Outcome. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 22: 1328–1339. doi: 10.1111/j.1530-0277.1998.tb03916.x
- Issue published online: 30 MAY 2006
- Article first published online: 30 MAY 2006
- Received for publication September 10, 1997; accepted April 2, 1998
- Alcoholism Treatment;
- Clinical Trials
Treatment and follow-up session attendance data from Project MATCH, a multisite clinical trial investigating patient-treatment matching, were analyzed to study compliance. High rates of compliance to both therapy and research protocols were achieved, enhancing treatment integrity and data quality. Strong baseline predictors of compliance did not emerge, and the small relationships found were consistent with reports from previous studies. Attendance at therapy sessions was moderately correlated with research follow-up participation. Treatment compliance predicted drinking outcome, underscoring the importance of retaining patients in treatment. Future studies should examine the associations between compliance and structural features of the treatment environment, treatment delivery, and context-features that are often under the control of the clinician/investigator.