Sensitivity and specificity of a brief personality screening instrument in predicting future substance use, emotional, and behavioral problems: 18-month predictive validity of the Substance Use Risk Profile Scale.

@article{CastellanosRyan2013SensitivityAS,
  title={Sensitivity and specificity of a brief personality screening instrument in predicting future substance use, emotional, and behavioral problems: 18-month predictive validity of the Substance Use Risk Profile Scale.},
  author={Natalie Castellanos-Ryan and Maeve O'Leary-Barrett and Laura Sully and Patricia J. Conrod},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  year={2013},
  volume={37 Suppl 1},
  pages={E281-90}
}
BACKGROUND This study assessed the validity, sensitivity, and specificity of the Substance Use Risk Profile Scale (SURPS), a measure of personality risk factors for substance use and other behavioral problems in adolescence. METHODS The concurrent and predictive validity of the SURPS was tested in a sample of 1,162 adolescents (mean age: 13.7 years) using linear and logistic regressions, while its sensitivity and specificity were examined using the receiver operating characteristics curve… CONTINUE READING
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