College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Title

The Reliability of a Drug History Questionnaire (DHQ).

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1995

Keywords

Medical History Taking, Middle Aged, Personality Assessment, Psychometrics, Reproducibility of Results, Substance-Related Disorders, Therapeutic Community, Truth Disclosure

Publication Title

Addictive Behaviors

ISSN

0306-4603

Volume

20

Issue/No.

2

Abstract

Drug abusers' self-reports are vital to clinical and research endeavors, yet few studies have explicitly examined the test-retest reliability of drug abusers' reports of their pretreatment drug use. The present study evaluated the test-retest reliability of drug abusers' reports of (a) lifetime drug use using a drug history questionnaire (DHQ), and (b) demographic and drug-related events. Intraclass and Pearson correlation coefficients revealed reasonably good reliability for most reports of drug use and related events. Further research needs in this area are discussed.

DOI

10.1016/0306-4603(94)00071-9

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