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NCJ Number: 230011 Find in a Library
Title: Relationship of Social Support to Treatment Entry and Engagement: The Community Assessment Inventory
Journal: Substance Abuse  Volume:31  Issue:1  Dated:January-March 2010  Pages:43-52
Author(s): Sharon M. Kelly, Ph.D.; Kevin E. O'Grady, Ph.D.; Robert P. Schwartz M.D.; James A. Peterson, Ed.D.; Monique E. Wilson, Dr.PH; Barry S. Brown, Ph.D.
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
Grant Number: R01 DA015842
Document: PDF
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined perceived levels of social support for addicted individuals both in and out of treatment and determines the psychometric properties of a measure of social support, the Community Assessment Inventory (CAI).
Abstract: This study was conducted to determine the psychometric properties of a measure of social support, the Community Assessment Inventory (CAI), and to examine the role of social support in recovery. The CAI and the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) were administered to 196 opioid-dependent adults in (n = 135) or out of (n = 61) methadone treatment in Baltimore, Maryland, between 2004 and 2006. Baseline CAI scale scores indicated a generally high level of internal consistency ( scores). Pearson correlations showed that the scales were stable and had good discriminant validity with the ASI composite scores. One-way analysis of variance indicated that in-treatment participants reported significantly more support at baseline than out-of-treatment participants. This study's findings indicate the CAI may be a useful measure of social support and that such support is an important factor in treatment entry. Figure, tables, and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Drug treatment
Index Term(s): Instrument validation; Methadone; Opioids; Social conditions; Testing and measurement; Treatment effectiveness
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