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NCJ Number: 229642 Find in a Library
Title: Inventory of Spirituality in Alcohol/Other Drug Research: Psychometric Dimensions
Journal: Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly  Volume:28  Issue:1  Dated:January-March 2010  Pages:17-37
Author(s): Clayton T. Shorkey, Ph.D.; Liliane Cambraia Windsor, Ph.D.
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
Grant Number: R24-DA13579-S1
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Publisher: http://www.taylorandfrancisgroup.com 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study sought to develop a standardized scale that measures consequent changes in emotions, cognitions, and behaviors for individuals experiencing a spiritual transformation through participation in a faith-based recovery program.
Abstract: This article describes the Christian Inventory of Spirituality (CIS), developed to measure changes in feeling, thinking, and behaviors toward self, others, and God accompanying spiritual transformation of persons completing Christian spiritually based alcohol/other drugs (AOD) recovery programs. The initial item pool was generated in focus groups with program participants. Exploratory factor analysis identified 48 items in five spiritual dimensions. The instrument's reliability was evaluated with data from 954 respondents from 31 programs in Texas and California. Stability, construct validity, and preliminary normative data testing were examined. Analysis revealed a useful, reliable, valid, and stable measure of spiritual change. Tables and references(Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Drug treatment
Index Term(s): Alcoholism treatment programs; Religious programs; Testing and measurement; Treatment intervention model; Treatment techniques; Treatment/Therapeutic Community
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