Title: Validity of a brief screening instrument-CRAFFT in a multiethnic Asian population
year: 2010
Journal: Addict Behav
Volume: 35
Issue: 12
Pages: 1102-4
Epubdate: 02/09/2010
date: Dec
Alternate Journal: Addictive behaviors
ISSN: 0306-4603
DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2010.08.004
Accession Number: 20805016
Abstract: AIM: To validate the CRAFFT screening test, against the DSM IV Axis 1-based diagnostic inventory in a population of adolescents and young adult males in Singapore. METHODS: The 23,248 participants belonged to a cohort of males who had undergone a medical examination prior to enlistment for military service. This study took place between August 2004 and August 2005. Subjects underwent a two-stage assessment and were administered the CRAFFT questionnaire and the Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI). RESULTS: The mean age of the subjects was 19 years (range, 16 to 26 years). The CRAFFT showed moderately high levels of internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha=0.73). The optimum cutoff point for drug-related disorder either abuse or dependence and alcohol-related disorder either abuse or dependence criterions were found at CRAFFT score of 1 or higher. CONCLUSION: The CRAFFT test is a valid means of screening adolescents for substance-related disorders in a multiethnic population of adolescent and young adult males.
URI: https://open-access.imh.com.sg/handle/123456789/4493
Authors Address: Research Division
Institute of Mental Health
Singapore. Mythily@imh.com.sg
Database Provider: NLM
language: eng
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