Year: 2004 Source: Quality of Life Research, v.13, no.5, (2004), p.907-914 SIEC No: 20052086

A pre-post assessment of consecutive referrals to a drug detoxification program of a psychiatric state hospital in north-western Germany was done using 79 males & 21 females with a diagnosis of multiple substance use to see if the SF-36 questionnaire is a useful tool to evaluate the treatment outcome. Patients with severe physical &/or mental problems upon admission benefited more from treatment than patients without. SF-36 questionnaire is a useful instrument to monitor the health status & to evaluate treatment effects of drug addicts. (LC) (20 refs)