A comparison of the concurrent and predictive validity of three measures of readiness to change alcohol use in a clinical sample of adolescents.

@article{Maisto2011ACO,
  title={A comparison of the concurrent and predictive validity of three measures of readiness to change alcohol use in a clinical sample of adolescents.},
  author={Stephen A. Maisto and Marketa Krenek and Tammy Chung and Christopher Martin and Duncan B. Clark and Jack R. Cornelius},
  journal={Psychological assessment},
  year={2011},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={
          983-94
        }
}
The authors compared 3 measures of readiness to change alcohol use commonly used in clinical research and practice with adolescents: the Readiness Ruler, the SOCRATES (subscales of Recognition and Taking Steps), and a Staging Algorithm. The analysis sample consisted of 161 male and female adolescents presenting for intensive outpatient alcohol-abuse treatment who reported current alcohol use at the initial assessment. Evidence for concurrent validity was assessed by computing simple… 

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