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Reliability of the Addiction Severity Index self-report form (ASI-SR): a self-administered questionnaire based on the Addiction Severity Index composite score domains
Uppsala Univ, Sweden.
Karolinska Inst, Sweden.
Uppsala Univ, Sweden.
Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Center for Social and Affective Neuroscience. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Local Health Care Services in Central Östergötland, Psykiatriska kliniken inkl beroendekliniken.
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2019 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, ISSN 0803-9488, E-ISSN 1502-4725Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
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Objectives: The Addiction Severity Index (ASI) is a standardized interview used to assess problems associated with substance use. Although widely used, the time required for the interview remains an obstacle to its acceptance in many clinical settings. We examined if a self-administered questionnaire based on the composite score (CS) items, the ASI Self-Report form (ASI-SR), offers a reliable alternative to the ASI in assessing current substance use and related problems. Methods: Participants were 59 treatment seeking individuals entering outpatient programs at the Addiction Psychiatric Clinic at Uppsala University Hospital who were assessed with Swedish versions of the ASI and ASI-SR. Agreement between the ASI interviews CS and ASI-SRs CS was evaluated on the individual basis by intraclass correlation analysis (ICC) and on group level with the Wilcoxon signed rank test. Reliability and internal consistency were evaluated using Cronbachs alpha. Results: For 6 out of 7 CS domains, the ICC for the ASI interview and ASI-SR were good to excellent. Internal consistency was acceptable for 6 out of 7 CS domains on the ASI interview and for 5 out of 7 CS domains on the ASI-SR. Conclusions: The present study suggests that the ASI-SR is a reliable alternative to the ASI interview for assessing current patient functioning and evaluation of problems related to alcohol and drug use.

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Addiction Severity Index; self-report; questionnaire; reliability; substance use disorders
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-162328DOI: 10.1080/08039488.2019.1666300ISI: 000494993300001PubMedID: 31696752OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-162328DiVA, id: diva2:1374042
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