Factorial structure of the Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI)-18 among Chinese drug users.

@article{Wang2013FactorialSO,
  title={Factorial structure of the Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI)-18 among Chinese drug users.},
  author={Jichuan Wang and Brian C. Kelly and Tieqiao Liu and Guanbai Zhang and Wei Hao},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={2013},
  volume={133 2},
  pages={
          368-75
        }
}
BACKGROUND Although the Brief Symptom Inventory-18 (BSI-18) has been widely used for mental health screenings in both clinical and non-clinical populations, the validation of its application to Chinese populations has been very limited. The objective of this research is to assess the factorial structure of the BSI-18 within a Chinese drug using population. METHODS AND RESULTS A total sample of 303 drug users recruited via Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS) from Changsha, China was used for the… CONTINUE READING
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