Title

The quality of life of drug dependents in selected drug rehabilitation centers in Cavite

Date of Completion

2003

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Quality of Life, Substance Abuse Treatment Centers

Abstract

The study utilized a descriptive type of research design. The respondents were 50 drug dependents in the National Bureau Investigation (NBI) Treatment and Rehabilitation Center in Tagaytay City and Drug Abuse Research (DARE) Bahay Pag-asa Foundation Inc. Rehabilitation Center in Trece Martires City, Cavite who were partially treated and were confined in the drug rehabilitation center for at least five (5) months and above. The research utilized the incidental method in which the client who was available and qualified under the criteria at the time of data gathering became the respondent of the study. A structured questionnaire developed by the researchers patterned from the Quality of Life Scale for Drug Addicts by Chonguhua Wan from China was utilized in this study. The researchers formulated questions based on literatures related to the subject. In data analysis, frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, analysis of variance via f-test and the t-test of the independent means were used as statistical treatments to answer the specific problems. The study revealed that most of the respondents were males, single, college level or graduate, submitted themselves voluntarily, will be treated for 6 months, rehabilitated for the first time, and under short term type of treatment. On the average, the quality of life of the respondents is high when they are grouped according to gender, civil status, educational attainment, manner of submission to rehabilitation, length of treatment, number of relapse, and type of treatment. On the average, the mean level of quality of life did not differ significantly when the respondents were grouped according to gender, civil status, educational attainment, manner of submission to rehabilitation, length of treatment, number of relapse, and type of treatment. The overall quality of life of drug dependents in selected rehabilitation centers in Cavite is high.

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