Measuring nicotine dependence among youth: a review of available approaches and instruments.

@article{Colby2000MeasuringND,
  title={Measuring nicotine dependence among youth: a review of available approaches and instruments.},
  author={Suzanne M Colby and Stephen T Tiffany and Saul Shiffman and Raymond S Niaura},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={2000},
  volume={59 Suppl 1},
  pages={S23-39}
}
This paper reviews issues and concepts related to the measurement of nicotine dependence among youth. The primary objectives of this review are to: (1) review the measures of nicotine dependence currently being used; and (2) delineate a future research agenda in an attempt to advance the quality of measurement and instrumentation for this important research endeavor. Existing measures of nicotine dependence, including formal diagnostic interviews, related withdrawal assessments, brief self… CONTINUE READING