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CHAT: development and validation of a computer-delivered, self-report, substance use assessment for adolescents

Based on a recent study, our team has published an article in “Substance Use and Misuse” journal titled, “CHAT: development and validation of a computer-delivered, self-report, substance use assessment for adolescents.” To access the full text, click here.

Abstract

The current study was conducted to construct and validate a computer-delivered, multimedia, substance use self-assessment for adolescents. Reliability and validity of six problem dimensions were evaluated in two studies, conducted from 2003 to 2008. Study 1 included 192 adolescents from five treatment settings throughout the United States (N = 142) and two high schools from Greater Boston, Massachusetts (N = 50). Study 2 included 356 adolescents (treatment: N = 260; school: N = 94). The final version of Comprehensive Health Assessment for Teens (CHAT) demonstrated relatively strong psychometric properties. The limitations and implications of this study are noted. This study was supported by an SBIR grant.

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