Measurments instruments scales tests: The Adolescent Drug Abuse Diagnosis composite scores in Swedish normal and antisocial adolescents
2008 (English)In: Substance Use & Misuse, ISSN 1082-6084, E-ISSN 1532-2491, Vol. 43, no 10, 1411-1423 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The present study evaluates the utility and issues around the composite scores in Adolescent Drug Abuse Diagnosis (ADAD). Participants were Swedish normal adolescents (121) and adolescents manifesting antisocial problems (1,168), ages 10 to 21. The results show that the interviewer severity ratings seem to be the most appropriate outcome when the objective is to differentiate between normal and antisocial adolescents. The composite scores appear to function as an indicator of current problems in all areas except for Medical and Alcohol sections. The critical items within the Medical and Alcohol composite scores are explored and discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 43, no 10, 1411-1423 p.
ADAD, assessment, severity index, composite scores, normal, antisocial, adolescents
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-10390DOI: 10.1080/10826080801925465OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-10390DiVA: diva2:150061