Journal of Alcoholism & Drug Dependence

Journal of Alcoholism & Drug Dependence
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-6488

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Dan J Stein

Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience Institute, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

  • Research Article   
    Executive Function and Contingency Management in Methamphetamine Use Disorder
    Author(s): Lara J van Nunen*, Marilyn T Lake, Jonathan C Ipser, Dan J Stein, Steven J Shoptaw and Edythe D London

    Objectives: Contingency management is a promising intervention for Methamphetamine Use Disorder (MUD).Impaired executive function may decrease adherence to such treatment, but there are few data on whether impairment in executive function predicts treatment outcomes. We therefore evaluated whether baseline performance on tests of executive function predicted treatment response in a trial of contingency management for MUD. Methods: Thirty participants with MUD and 23 healthy controls performed the Connors Continuous Performance Task (CPT) and the Trail Making Task. MUD participants then entered an 8-week contingency management trial. Participants were categorized as responders (n=17; no methamphetamine-positive urine tests) or non-responders (n=13; >1 positive test). The Kruskal-Wallis test was used to compare scores in participants with MUD.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2329-6488.21.9.342

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