Reliability and validity of the substance abuse outcomes module.

  title={Reliability and validity of the substance abuse outcomes module.},
  author={G. Richard Smith and M. Audrey Burnam and Cynthia L Mosley and Jan A Hollenberg and Mike Mancino and Wen Grimes},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  volume={57 10},
OBJECTIVE The study sought to determine the validity and reliability of the Substance Abuse Outcomes Module (SAOM), a self-report tool designed to assess patient characteristics, process of care, and outcomes of care, using a minimum amount of information, in order to improve treatment. METHODS A longitudinal field test (baseline and three-month follow-up) compared the SAOM to seven other research instruments in the assessment of 100 substance-abusing patients who were entering a new… CONTINUE READING

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