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A New Measure of Substance Abuse Treatment Initial Studies of the Treatment Services Review
The TSR is a 5-minute, technician-administered interview that provides a quantitative profile of the number and types of treatment services received by patients during alcohol and drag abuse rehabilitation and may prove useful in describing and comparing programs in terms of the nature and number of services actually delivered to patients.
Reliability and validity of the Cocaine Selective Severity Assessment.
The CSSA appears to be a reliable and valid measure of cocaine abstinence symptoms and a useful predictor of negative outcomes in cocaine dependence treatment.
The Addiction Severity Index at 25: origins, contributions and transitions.
The conceptual and practical importance of the ASI's multi-dimensional approach to measuring addiction severity, as illustrated by two case presentations, and how this measurement approach has led to some important findings regarding the prediction and measurement of addiction treatment effectiveness are reviewed.
Initial evidence for the reliability and validity of a "Lite" version of the Addiction Severity Index.
TheASI-L-VA, a reduced item set from the ASI-5, yielded similar information on problem severity as the standard ASi-5 and was generally low for both versions.
Naltrexone in the treatment of alcohol dependence.
Naltrexone may be a safe and effective adjunct to treatment in alcohol-dependent subjects, particularly in preventing alcohol relapse, and was seen in patients who drank any alcohol while attending outpatient treatment.
Development and initial evaluation of the Brief Addiction Monitor (BAM).
This project developed and tested a 17-item monitoring instrument covering important substance use related behaviors to support measurement-based care and outcomes assessment and revealed that this Brief Addiction Monitor exhibited acceptable characteristics.
Similarity of outcome predictors across opiate, cocaine, and alcohol treatments: role of treatment services.
This study examined the patient and treatment factors associated with 6-month outcome in 649 opiate-, alcohol-, and cocaine-dependent (male and female) adults, treated in inpatient and outpatient
Preparations for AIDS vaccine trials. An automated version of the Risk Assessment Battery (RAB): enhancing the assessment of risk behaviors.
Reliability estimates in the form of correlations of risk scores between the two versions, and percentages of exact agreement of the scoreable items ranged from 88% to 100%, indicate that the C-RAB is comparable to the RAB in its psychometric properties.
Predicting DSM-IV dependence diagnoses from Addiction Severity Index composite scores.
A significant positive correlation was found between ASI composite scores (CSs) and DSM-IV diagnoses of dependence in both the alcohol and drug domains and receiver operating characteristic analyses showed good to strong prediction.