A brief mental health and substance abuse screener for persons with HIV.

@article{Whetten2005ABM,
  title={A brief mental health and substance abuse screener for persons with HIV.},
  author={Kathryn D Whetten and Susan M. Reif and Marvin Swartz and Rachel K Stevens and Jan Ostermann and Laura J Hanisch and Joseph J Eron},
  journal={AIDS patient care and STDs},
  year={2005},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={89-99}
}
Mental illness and substance abuse are common among HIV-infected individuals and are associated with negative outcomes, including poor medication adherence. Therefore, quick and effective methods for detecting these co-occurring disorders are necessary for health care practitioners. This article reports on the creation and preliminary testing of a brief screening tool, the Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Symptoms Screener (SAMISS). The 13-item screener was developed primarily from existing… CONTINUE READING