Development of a Nurse-Led Drug Avoidance and Therapeutic Adherence Training Module for Inpatients Diagnosed with Substance Use Disorders

Authors

  • Bivin J. B
  • Riaz K.M.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/s6k72y41

Keywords:

Substance use disorders, Psychiatric Nurses, Training module

Abstract

Psychiatric nurses can effectively maintain sobriety among patients diagnosed with substance use disorders and
improve their quality of life through education and training. However, structured formats for training are grossly
lacking in the Indian literature. This paper describes the development of a Drug Avoidance and Therapeutic
Adherence (DATA) training module that can be effectively implemented by nurses. The DATA Training module
was designed and content validated in five stages; 1) an extensive literature search; 2) Focused Group Discussions
(FGDs) with psychiatric nurses practicing in the de-addiction units of the selected mental health establishments; 3)
development of the preliminary draft; 4) Content validation; and 5) Final draft of the DATA Training module. The
FGDs concluded the content and layout of the module and the content validity measured based on the experts’
suggestions were good (mean CVI=0.85). The DATA training module provides structured guidelines for nurses in
delivering effective strategies to maintain sobriety and improve quality of life.

Author Biographies

  • Bivin J. B

    Nursing Officer and Ph.D. Scholar in Nursing, National Consortium for Ph.D. in Nursing by Indian
    Nursing Council, New Delhi

  • Riaz K.M.

    Assistant Professor, Government College of Nursing, Ernakulam, Kerala.

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Published

2024-01-17

How to Cite

Development of a Nurse-Led Drug Avoidance and Therapeutic Adherence Training Module for Inpatients Diagnosed with Substance Use Disorders. (2024). International Journal of Psychiatric Nursing , 10(1), 9-14. https://doi.org/10.37506/s6k72y41