The Multidimensional Structure of Internal Barriers to Substance Abuse Treatment and Its Invariance Across Gender, Ethnicity, and Age.

@article{Xu2007TheMS,
  title={The Multidimensional Structure of Internal Barriers to Substance Abuse Treatment and Its Invariance Across Gender, Ethnicity, and Age.},
  author={Jiangmin Xu and Jichuan Wang and Richard Charles Rapp and Robert G Carlson},
  journal={Journal of drug issues},
  year={2007},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={321-340}
}
The goal of the present study was to identify the dimensions present in items representing internal barriers to substance abuse treatment and to test their invariance across gender, ethnic, and age groups. Twenty items from the Barriers to Treatment Inventory (BTI) were used to assess the structure and nature of the internal treatment barriers of 518 clients presenting to a central intake unit for a substance abuse assessment. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis… CONTINUE READING