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Table 7 Themes and categories for the question “Are there requirements for patients to engage in treatment?”

From: Assessing public behavioral health services data: a mixed method analysis

Theme Categories N Example(s)
Level of requirement enforcement No requirements 7 “no requirements”
Recommendations for Treatment 3 “no but recommended”; “recommended to attend”
Specific Requirements Indicated 26 “group therapy”; “Attendance policy”; “support group”
Based on Treatment (Individualized) 15 “Treatment plans vary”; “individualized”
Counseling requirements Group Therapy/Support Group 25 “support group is an expectation”; “required group meetings”; “1 h of group therapy a week”
Counseling 1 “required counseling services off site”
Family Involvement in Therapy/Counseling 2 “family members are invited”;
Therapy Frequency 13 “1 h…a week”; “3 days a week”
Adherence Requirements Medication Requirements 2 “have to be able to take own medications”; “must show up daily for methadone”
Personal Development 5 “must come in sober”; “clients are required to work on all areas of their life”; “report from patients”; “obtain sponsor within 2 weeks”
General Attendance Policies 12 “Have to be in before curfew”; “Attendance policy requires that patients attend their sessions”
Adhere to specific treatment program 2 “Yes, if in substance abuse program”; “Residential program”
  1. Tables 7 provide the summary of the qualitative analysis for the open-ended questions “What is the intake process for referrals?”, “How do patients access services?”, and “Are there requirements for patients to engage in treatment?”. The first column provides the list of the themes identified, the second column provides the list of categories which fall under each theme, and the third column provides the count of study survey respondents who fall into each category. The last column providers