Chat: Development and Validation Of A Computer-Delivered, Self-Report, Substance Use Assessment for Adolescents.
Adolescent, Adolescent Behavior, Computer-Assisted Diagnosis, Diagnostic Self Evaluation, Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures, Psychological Models, Self-Report, Substance-Related Disorders
Substance Use and Misuse
The current study was conducted to construct and validate a computer-delivered, multimedia, substance use self-assessment for adolescents. Reliability and validity of six problem dimensions were evaluated in two studies, conducted from 2003 to 2008. Study 1 included 192 adolescents from five treatment settings throughout the United States (N = 142) and two high schools from Greater Boston, Massachusetts (N = 50). Study 2 included 356 adolescents (treatment: N = 260; school: N = 94). The final version of Comprehensive Health Assessment for Teens (CHAT) demonstrated relatively strong psychometric properties. The limitations and implications of this study are noted.
Lord, S. E.,
Trudeau, K. J.,
Black, R. A.,
Butler, S. F.
(2011). Chat: Development and Validation Of A Computer-Delivered, Self-Report, Substance Use Assessment for Adolescents.. Substance Use and Misuse, 46(6), 781-794.
Available at: http://nsuworks.nova.edu/cps_facarticles/602