Conversion and validation of the Teen-Addiction Severity Index (T-ASI) for Internet and automated-telephone self-report administration Article

Brodey, BB, Winters, KC, Sheetz, BM et al. (2005). Conversion and validation of the Teen-Addiction Severity Index (T-ASI) for Internet and automated-telephone self-report administration . 19(1), 54-61. 10.1037/0893-164X.19.1.54

cited authors

  • Brodey, BB; Winters, KC; Sheetz, BM; Steinfeld, RR; Rosen, CS; Brodey, IS; Kaminer, Y

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abstract

  • This study converted the Teen-Addiction Severity Index (T-ASI) into self-report formats using Internet (Net) and interactive voice response (FVR) automated-telephone technologies. Reliability and convergent validity were assessed among 95 inpatient adolescent participants. Current functioning scores obtained by clinician interview correlated well with self-report Net (mean r = .74, SD = .14) and IVR (mean r = .12, SD = .16). Lifetime history items obtained by clinicians were consistent with self-report Net (mean r = .60, SD = .32; mean κ = .67, SD = .24) and IVR formats (mean r = .60, SD = .30; mean κ = .64, SD = .26). Participants rated "ease of use" as being high for both Net and IVR formats. These findings suggest that automated T-ASI administration is a valid and potentially less expensive alternative to clinician-administered T-ASI interviews. Copyright 2005 by the Educational Publishing Foundation.

publication date

  • March 1, 2005

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start page

  • 54

end page

  • 61

volume

  • 19

issue

  • 1