College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Title

Chat: Development and Validation Of A Computer-Delivered, Self-Report, Substance Use Assessment for Adolescents.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Keywords

Adolescent, Adolescent Behavior, Computer-Assisted Diagnosis, Diagnostic Self Evaluation, Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures, Psychological Models, Self-Report, Substance-Related Disorders

Publication Title

Substance Use and Misuse

ISSN

1082-6084

Volume

46

Issue/No.

6

Abstract

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.

DOI

10.3109/10826084.2010.538119

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