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Table 5 SAAPPQ measuring general practitioners’ attitudes towards the provision of care with those with alcohol use disorders and GPs’ perceived barriers to alcohol screening at baseline and follow up

From: Feasibility of alcohol screening among patients receiving opioid treatment in primary care

  Intervention (n = 6) Control (n = 7)
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Doctors' Attitudes Total SAAPPQa (SD)
 Baseline 50.7 (6.7) 54.4 (7.6)
 Follow up 54 (6.8) 56 (6.3)
Doctors' Attitudes SAAPPQ: Role Securityb (SD)
 Baseline 23.2 (2.2) 21.9 (4.7)
 Follow up 23.8 (3.8) 22.9 (1.2)
Doctors’ Attitudes SAAPPQ: Therapeutic Commitmentc (SD)
 Baseline 27.5 (5.6) 32.6 (4.3)
 Follow up 30.2 (4.5) 33.1 (3.9)
Barriers Total Meand (SD)
 Baseline 15.2 (5.2) 16.2 (2)
 Follow up 13.8 (1.6) 15.6 (1.6)
Lack of training in addiction
 Baseline 3.2 (1.5) 4 (1.1)
 Follow up 3.6 (1.3) 4.3 (0.8)
Lack of time
 Baseline 2.8 (1.3) 2.3 (1.8)
 Follow up 2.3 (1.8) 2.6 (0.5)
Lack of specialist staff
 Baseline 2.8 (1.8) 3 (1.4)
 Follow up 1.8 (0.8) 2.9 (1.5)
Poor service availability
 Baseline 2.8 (1.7) 3.1 (1.1)
 Follow up 2.3 (1.3) 2.7 (1.3)
Attitude of patient
 Baseline 3.5 (1.4) 3.3 (1.5)
 Follow up 3 (1.5) 3.1 (1.2)
  1. aDoctors’ Attitudes Total SAAPPQ - Short Alcohol and Alcohol Problems Perception Questionnaire’ (SAAPPQ). This 10-item, 7-point Likert-type questionnaire measured the attitudes of professionals towards the provision of care for patients with alcohol use disorders. Total scores range from 10 to 70, with lower scores indicative of more negative attitudes (refer to Additional file 1 for scoring code)
  2. bDoctors' Attitudes SAAPPQ: Role Security - The role security domain within the SAAPPQ includes 2 sub-domains: role adequacy, and role legitimacy
  3. cDoctors’ Attitudes SAAPPQ: Therapeutic Commitment - Therapeutic commitment involves motivation, task specific self-esteem, and work satisfaction
  4. dBarriers Total Mean - GPs rated the importance of each of five barriers to alcohol screening, specifically: lack of training and education, lack of time, lack of specialist staff, poor service availability and attitude of patients. They rated their answers on a Likert scale from one to five (1 = most important and 5 = least important; composite score 5–25)