Court Ordered Multiple Offender Drunk Drivers: Validity and Reliability of Rapid Assessment

The Alcohol Use Disorders and Associated Disabilities Interview Schedules' (AUDADIS) DSM-IV related items are used to evaluate the convergent validity of the Severity of Alcohol Dependence Questionnaire (SAD-Q), the Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (MAST), and the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) with individuals convicted of multiple offenses of driving under the influence. 187 participants underwent semi-structured interviewing, of whom 84% were alcohol dependent. The instruments exhibit acceptable internal consistency (all alphas > .85) as well as test/re-test reliability (all r=s ≥ .85). The MAST converged most closely with a DSM-IV diagnosis. Implications for rapid assessment instrument research as well as in public agency practice are discussed.


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  • Accession Number: 01052060
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 27 2007 4:49PM