Development and initial validation of an instrument to measure perceived coercion to enter treatment for substance abuse.

@article{Klag2006DevelopmentAI,
  title={Development and initial validation of an instrument to measure perceived coercion to enter treatment for substance abuse.},
  author={Stefanie Marie-Luise Klag and Peter A. Creed and Frances O'Callaghan},
  journal={Psychology of addictive behaviors : journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={463-70}
}
The present study involved 3 phases that led to the development and initial validation of the Perceived Coercion Questionnaire (PCQ), a scale that researchers use to measure perceptions of coercion of drug and alcohol users to enter drug and alcohol treatment. In Phase 1, the authors used focus groups to generate 48 pilot items. In Phase 2, the items were administered to a sample of 158 drug and alcohol users who were in residential treatment within a therapeutic community setting. Item and… CONTINUE READING

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