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The Addiction Severity Index: reliability and validity in a Dutch alcoholic population.

TitelThe Addiction Severity Index: reliability and validity in a Dutch alcoholic population.
PublicatietypeJournal Article
Jaar van publicatie1995
AuteursDeJong CA, Willems JC, Schippers GM, Hendriks VM
UitgaveInt J Addict
Volume30
Nummer5
Pagina's605-16
Publicatiedatum1995 Apr
ISSN0020-773X
TrefwoordenAdult, Age of Onset, Alcoholism, Behavior, Addictive, Female, Humans, Male, Netherlands, Psychometrics, Reproducibility of Results, Severity of Illness Index
Samenvatting

The Addiction Severity Index (ASI) was evaluated for its psychometric qualities in a Dutch alcoholic population admitted to an addiction treatment center in The Netherlands. Its factorial structure in this population was found to be consistent with the established six factor structure of the ASI. Reliability analysis revealed that the homogeneity of the subscales was acceptable with the exception of the Alcohol Scale. The six subscales were not highly intercorrelated. The results of this study indicate that the ASI is a useful instrument for the assessment of several problems associated with alcoholism. However, the Alcohol Scale appears to be limited as a diagnostic and research instrument in the field of inpatient treatment of alcohol dependence in The Netherlands.

Alternatieve uitgaveInt J Addict
PubMed ID7601580