|Titre :||The reliability and validity of the Severity of Dependence Scale for detecting cannabis dependence in psychosis (2007)|
|Auteurs :||L. HIDES ; S. DAWE ; R. M. YOUNG ; D. J. KAVANAGH|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||Addiction (Vol.102, n°1, January 2007)|
|Article en page(s) :||35-40|
|Discipline :||PSY (Psychopathologie / Psychopathology)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASETROUBLE BIPOLAIRE ; ECHELLE D'EVALUATION ; FIABILITE ; VALIDITE ; CANNABIS ; COMORBIDITE ; DEPISTAGE ; DEPENDANCE ; PSYCHOSE
AIMS: To determine the reliability and validity of the Severity of Dependence Scale (SDS) for detecting cannabis dependence in a large sample of in-patients with a schizophrenia spectrum disorder.
DESIGN: Cross-sectional study.
PARTICIPANTS: Participants were 153 in-patients with a schizophrenia spectrum disorder in Brisbane, Australia.
MEASUREMENTS: Participants were administered the SDS for cannabis dependence in the past 12 months. The presence of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Version-IV (DSM-IV) cannabis dependence in the previous 12 months was assessed using the Comprehensive International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI).
FINDINGS: The SDS had high levels of internal consistency and strong construct and concurrent validity. Individuals with a score of >= 2 on the SDS were nearly 30 times more likely to have DSM-IV cannabis dependence. The SDS was the strongest predictor of DSM-IV cannabis dependence after controlling for other predictor variables.
CONCLUSIONS: The SDS is a brief, valid and reliable screen for cannabis dependence among people with psychosis.
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Affiliation :||School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University, Australia|