Efficiency and validity of commonly used substance abuse screening instruments in public psychiatric patients.

@article{Dyson1998EfficiencyAV,
  title={Efficiency and validity of commonly used substance abuse screening instruments in public psychiatric patients.},
  author={V Dyson and Lawrence Appleby and Eduard Altman and Martin C. Doot and Daniel J. Luchins and M Delehant},
  journal={Journal of addictive diseases},
  year={1998},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={57-76}
}
BACKGROUND The more commonly used screening instruments for substance abuse were largely developed for addictive populations. We compared several alcohol and drug abuse scales to determine their efficiency and validity for psychiatric patients. METHOD The subjects were 100 consecutively admitted patients to a public psychiatric facility. DSM-III-R diagnoses, obtained from the alcohol and drug scales of the SCID-P, were the criterion measure. Methods of reliability included inter-rater… CONTINUE READING