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French version of the addiction severity index (5th Edition): validity and reliability among Swiss opiate-dependent patients. French validation of the Addiction Severity Index.
European addiction research
Publication types: Journal Article - Publication Status: ppublish
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to validate a French adaptation of the 5th version of the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) instrument in a Swiss sample of illicit drug users. PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING: The participants in the study were 54 French-speaking dependent patients, most of them with opiates as the drug of first choice. Procedure: Analyses of internal consistency (convergent and discriminant validity) and reliability, including measures of test-retest and inter-observer correlations, were conducted. RESULTS: Besides good applicability of the test, the results on composite scores (CSs) indicate comparable results to those obtained in a sample of American opiate-dependent patients. Across the seven dimensions of the ASI, Cronbach's alpha ranged from 0.42 to 0.76, test-retest correlations coefficients ranged from 0.48 to 0.98, while for CSs, inter-observer correlations ranged from 0.76 to 0.99. CONCLUSIONS: Despite several limitations, the French version of the ASI presents acceptable criteria of applicability, validity and reliability in a sample of drug-dependent patients.
Adult, Alcoholism, Cocaine-Related Disorders, Comorbidity, Cross-Cultural Comparison, Female, Heroin Dependence, Humans, Language, Male, Methadone, Observer Variation, Opioid-Related Disorders, Personality Inventory, Psychometrics, Questionnaires, Reproducibility of Results, Statistics as Topic, Street Drugs, Substance Abuse Treatment Centers, Switzerland
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