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International Journal of Psychiatric Nursing
Year : 2015, Volume : 1, Issue : 1
First page : ( 207) Last page : ( 211)
Print ISSN : 2394-9465. Online ISSN : 2395-180X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2395-180X.2015.00044.4

Level of Motivation and Motivational Factors of Alcohol Dependents Towards De-addiction

Buvaneswari R1,*, Prabhakar Annamma2

1Sister Tutor, College of Nursing, JIPMER (Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research),

2Professor, Meenakshi College of Nursing, Chennai

*Address for correspondence: Mrs. R. Buvaneswari, email id: buvaneswari.ramakrishnan21@gmail.com

Online published on 25 March, 2015.



Alcoholism is a major health problem and it is prevalent in all community, and it is common in all people irrespective of social status. The current approach is that alcoholism is to be understood in terms of character and motivation. It has been regarded as an important factor in treatment. Lack of proper motivation has been used to explain the failure to enter, continue, comply and succeed with treatment especially in alcoholism.


The descriptive survey method was used. Convenience sampling technique was used to obtain 50 alcohol dependents attending the Nalanda de-addiction clinic. Data was collected by using Modified University Rhode Island Change Assessment (URICA) Scale & Structured questionnaire to assess the motivational factors.


The results showed that majority (92%) of alcohol dependents had higher level of motivation. Regarding the motivational factors, the results revealed that parent, spouse Alcoholic Anonymous group and personal factors.


The study concluded that majority of the alcohol dependents had high level of motivation, so they may continue the treatment and move on to maintenance stage.



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