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Table 5 Participant reasons for Treatment Effectiveness

From: Men’s and women’s response to treatment and perceptions of outcomes in a randomized controlled trial of injectable opioid assisted treatment for severe opioid use disorder

Themes Total
N = 191
N (%)
Women
N = 59
N (%)
Men
N = 132
N (%)
Improved Health 79 (41.36) 23 (38.98) 56 (42.42)
Improved Quality of Life 64 (33.5) 19 (32.20) 45 (34.09)
Stopped or reduced street use 57 (29.84) 16 (27.12) 41 (31.06)
Stopped or reduced non-legal activity 41 (21.47) 8 (13.56) 33 (25.00)
Reduced craving or withdrawal 39 (20.42) 14 (23.73) 25 (18.94)
Spending money on things other than drugs 24 (12.57) 7 (11.86) 17 (12.88)
Model of Care 24 (11.88) 5 (8.47) 19 (14.39)
  1. Responses arise from an open-ended questions asked of participants after 6 months of treatment
  2. Themes are listed in order of frequency
  3. Responses are in reference to the treatment participants thought they were receiving after the first 6 months of treatment (treatment was blinded)
  4. Columns refer to the number of participants (total, women, men) that made a reference at a given theme and the percent referencing a given theme out of all participants (total, women, men) that provided a response. (e.g. for Improved Health: Total = 79/191 = 41.36%; Women = 23/59 = 39.98%; Men = 56/132 = 42.42%)