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1. Statement of the Problem
The problem addressed in this study is that despite broad recognition that services are more effective when tailored to individual clients’ needs, there is limited evidence of the impact that services matched to client needs have on treatment outcomes.
2. Purpose of the Study
The purpose of this study was to examine the fundamental social work practice principle that treatment is more effective when tailored to meet client-identified needs. Specifically, the study examines the gender differences in matching services to client needs in comprehensive substance abuse treatment outcomes. Moreover, the study examines the components of importance in substance abuse treatment related to impact for women and men. Finally, the study answers the following research question: What are gender differences in the impact of matching client-identified health and social services needs on the outcomes of duration and substance use when controlling for other service characteristics such as access services and outcome-targeted services?
3. Type of Study
This study wa…
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