J Korean Acad Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs.  2011 Mar;20(1):13-24. 10.12934/jkpmhn.2011.20.1.13.

Effects of Women Focused Relapse Prevention Program on Abstinence Self-efficacy and Depression in Alcoholic Women

  • 1Naju National Hospital, Korea. b-e-j@hanmail.net
  • 2College of Nursing, Chonnam National University, Korea.


This study was done to assess effects of women focused relapse prevention program on abstinence self-efficacy and depression in alcoholic women.
This study was a non-equivalent control group non-synchronized design with two groups, an experimental group (13 patients) and a control group (16 patients). The instruments were the Situational Confidence Questionnaire (SCQ-39) and the Beck depression Inventory (BDI). Data collection was done between July and December, 2008, during which a pre-test, the total of 8 group sessions for four weeks, and a post-test were given to alcoholic women who were admitted to K hospital in U city and D hospital in G city. The collected data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Fisher's exact test, Mann-Whitney U test and ANCOVA with SPSS/WIN program.
The scores for abstinence self-efficacy were significantly higher and for depression lower, for the experimental group after the women focused relapse prevention program.
This study shows that the women focused relapse prevention program can be applied as an effective nursing intervention by clinical nurses.


Relapse prevention; Abstinence self-efficacy; Depression; Alcoholic women
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