It was intended to have several advantages over the earlier AEQ. New York: Oxford University Press, Severity profiles, based on a 5—point rating scale, can be derived for each of these areas and can be used to determine initial treatment matching, admission and placement, continued stay, and treatment planning decisions.
At the 18—month followup Longabaugh et al. The URICA scale operationally defines four theoretical stages of change, each assessed by eight items: precontemplation, contemplation, action, and maintenance. Confirmatory factor analysis supported the original three—factor solution obtained by Beattie et al.
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A utility analysis of drinking. The interrelationship of alcoholism assessment and treatment. Parental history of alcoholism, as measured by these adapted SMAST scales, appears to serve as an increased risk factor in the subsequent diagnosis of alcohol disorders Kushner and Sher and to interact with personality factors to define different subtypes of drinking disorders among young adults Martin and Sher Bien, T.
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The first area consists of four substance abuse scales assessing dimensions consistent with DSM—III criteria of substance use disorders: psychological dependence frequency of drinking alcohol for its actual or expected effects in assisting the person cope with various life situations ; abusive, secretive, and irresponsible use how frequently negative consequences of excessive drinking are experienced ; interference due to use frequency of alcohol use negatively affecting function in a variety of life areas ; and signs of withdrawal.
Using liberal criteria e. This scale was originally developed as part of the evaluation of the change process in psychotherapy McConnaughy et al. While no differences were found between relapsers and survivors in a prospective study on the frequency of using different coping strategies, differences were found on the ECBI in the pattern of perceived effectiveness of these strategies.
There are also a number of other important assessment domains that were not included in this review.