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FSD2688 Substance Abuse Treatment: Therapists of Outpatient Clinics 2008

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  • Saarnio, Pekka (University of Tampere. Department of Social Policy and Social Work)


alcoholism, childhood, drug abuse, occupational choice, rehabilitation, social services, social workers


The data are part of Substance Abuse Treatment series, which comprises datasets that can be used in both quantitative and qualitative research.

The questionnaire in this dataset was filled in by therapists working in outpatient clinics in Western and Southern Finland and whose patients participated in the study. The patients answered a separate questionnaire (see FSD2687).

The respondents were first asked which treatment method or approach they themselves mostly used and how important they thought some often used methods or approaches were. Opinions were probed on whether the respondents would prefer to work with members of one sex over the other. The respondents were asked whether they had experienced sexual violence or abuse, had been exposed to someone's alcohol or drug problem as a child, had been interested in helping people as a child and whether they had personal experience of recovering from substance abuse. Finally, the respondents' religiosity and enthusiasm for their work were investigated.

Background variables included, among others, the respondent's age, gender, marital status, education and job title

During the study, the respondents were also asked to respond to vignette questions, the answers to which are available in a separate dataset (FSD2689).

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