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BARRIERS TO PHYSICIAN IDENTIFICATION OF PROBLEM ALCOHOL AND DRUG USE: RESULTS OF STATEWIDE FOCUS GROUPS

Holland, Cynthia L. (2007) BARRIERS TO PHYSICIAN IDENTIFICATION OF PROBLEM ALCOHOL AND DRUG USE: RESULTS OF STATEWIDE FOCUS GROUPS. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Substance abuse is related to many other health problems, thus making the topic of great public health significance. The scope of this study is the results of focus groups conducted with physicians across the state of Pennsylvania; specifically Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia. The purpose was to ascertain the barriers to identifying problem alcohol and drug use in patients by practicing physicians. Physicians statewide acknowledged key barriers to screening; time, access to treatment and financial reasons, both patient financial issues or problems and reimbursement from insurers or commercial payers. Additional barriers that were identified as a result of the focus groups included stigmatizing attitude toward substance use, physicians' lack of self-efficacy in managing substance use disorders, and lack of knowledge in this area, among others. The study discusses the results of the focus groups and explores the education that could be offered to physicians in order to increase their knowledge in the area of screening and the identification of problem drug or alcohol use.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Holland, Cynthia L.cyh2@pitt.edu, cyndilholland@hotmail.comCYH2
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairTerry, Martha Annmaterry@pitt.eduMATERRY
Committee MemberButler, Jamesjbutler9@pitt.eduJBUTLER9
Committee MemberSmith, Randallsmithrb@pitt.eduSMITHRB
Date: 27 September 2007
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 26 July 2007
Approval Date: 27 September 2007
Submission Date: 2 August 2007
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: physician; screening; Substance abuse
Other ID: http://etd.library.pitt.edu/ETD/available/etd-08022007-153019/, etd-08022007-153019
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:56
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:47
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/8828

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