The Mediating Effect of Quality of Life on The Relationships Between Spirituality And Retention among Opiate Dependence in Methadone Maintenance Therapy

Muhammad, Norhilmi and Mohamad, Mahadzirah and Toriman, Mohd Ekhwan and Mat Ali @ Salim, Nor Azman and Karim, Fazida (2014) The Mediating Effect of Quality of Life on The Relationships Between Spirituality And Retention among Opiate Dependence in Methadone Maintenance Therapy. In: 2nd IMT-GT Regional Convention on Drug, Substance and Alcohol Abuse Among Tertiary Institution 2014, 20-22 September 2014, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Kangar, Perlis, ..

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Abstract

Drug addiction is categorized as a chronic disease and it requires treatment similar to other diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Methadone Maintenance Therapy (MMT) programme in Malaysia is committed to improve the health and quality of life for drug addicts, reduce relapse rates among drug users, especially those rigid, improve their mental and physical fitness addict, reduce the rate of infection among drug users who share needles, improving psychosocial functioning among drug users, including their ability to obtain and maintain the quality of work and increase the self confidence to go back into the community. Studies found that the longer the time spent in methadone maintenance treatment, the more likely the patient will remain crime-free and reduce their use of heroin. Nevertheless, client retention rate in the MMT had an inverse relationship with time. The objectives of this study are firstly to investigate the effects of spirituality on client retention. Secondly, the study will examine the mediating effect of Quality of life using Maqasid Syariah approach on the relationships between spirituality and client retention .The study will be conducted among opiate dependence enrolling in MMT programmes at the selected government clinics and hospitals in Terengganu. Findings of the study would provide insightful information pertaining to the different aspects of quality of life and spirituality that would improve the retention of opiate dependence in MMT programme.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Retention, Quality of life, Spirituality, Opiate, Methadone Maintenance Therapy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Economics & Management Sciences
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Mahadzirah Mohamad
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2014 07:11
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2015 06:38
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/2279

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