UMARU IMPACT Study data
575 observations (rows)
and 9 variables (columns).
A subset of data from the University of Massachusets Aids
Research Unit (UMARU) IMPACT study.
This came from two concurrent randomized trials of residential treatement for durg abuse, in order to compare planned durations of admission.
Site A randomized 444 participants to compare 3 and 6 month stays in a therapeutic community. They were trained to recognize triggers for relapse and taught skills to cope without using drugs.
Site B randomized 184 participants to receive either a 6 or 12 month stay in a highly structured communal therapeutic community.
This is a subset of the original dataset.
Beck Depression score on admission.
IV drug use history (
Number of prior drug treatments. Range 5 to 20.
'Short' is 3 months in site A, 6 months in site B.
'Long' is 6 months in site A, 12 months in site B.
Assignment treatment site (
Remained drug free for 12 months (
H&L 2nd ed. Page 26. Section 1.6.4.
McCusker J, Vickers-Lahti M, Stoddard A, Hindin R, Bigelow C, Zorn M, Garfield F, Frost R, Love C, Lewis B 1995. Fischer DB, Goldenberg IS 1983. The effectiveness of alternative planned durations of residential drug abuse treatment. American Journal of Public Health 85(10):1426–1429. APHA (free)
McCusker J, Bigelow C, Frost R, Garfield F, Hindin R, Vickers-Lahti M, Lewis B 1997. #' The effects of planned duration of residential drug abuse treatment on recovery and HIV risk behavior. American Journal of Public Health 87(10):1637–1644. APHA (free)
McCusker J, Bigelow C, Vickers-Lahti M, Spotts D, Garfield F, Frost R 1997. Planned duration of residential drug abuse treatment: efficacy versus effectiveness. Addiction 92(11):1467–1478. Wiley (paywall)
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