Development of a personalised substance use disorder treatment for people with mild intellectual disabilities or borderline intellectual functioning: An intervention mapping approach

Lotte C.F. Gosens*, Roy Otten, Jannet M. de Jonge, Arnt F.A. Schellekens, Joanneke E.L. VanDerNagel, Robert Didden, Evelien A.P. Poelen

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Abstract

Background: The prevalence of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) in people with Mild Intellectual Disability and Borderline Intellectual Functioning (MID-BIF) is high and evidence-based treatment programs are scarce. The present study describes the development of a personalised SUD treatment for people with MID-BIF. Method: The personalised SUD treatment is developed according to the steps of the Intervention Mapping approach, based on literature review, theoretical intervention methods, clinical experience and consultation with experts in the field of addiction and intellectual disability care. Results: We developed a treatment manual called Take it Personal!+. Take it Personal!+ aims to reduce substance use, is based on motivational interviewing and cognitive behavior therapy and personalised based on the client’s personality profile. Furthermore, an mHealth application supports the treatment sessions. Conclusion: Take it Personal!+ is the first personalised SUD treatment for individuals with MID-BIF. Future research should test the effectiveness of Take it Personal!+ in reducing SU.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability
Early online date14 Jun 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print/First online - 14 Jun 2021

Keywords

  • borderline intellectual functioning
  • intervention mapping
  • mhealth application
  • mild intellectual disability
  • personalised treatment
  • Substance use disorder

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