Screening American Indian Youth for referral to drug abuse prevention and intervention services Article

Winters, KC, DeWolfe, J, Graham, D et al. (2006). Screening American Indian Youth for referral to drug abuse prevention and intervention services . 16(1), 39-52. 10.1300/J029v16n01_04

cited authors

  • Winters, KC; DeWolfe, J; Graham, D; St. Cyr, W

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abstract

  • The development and psychometric properties of a brief screening tool for use with American Indian youth suspected of abusing substances is described. The Indian Health Service-Personal Experience Screening Questionnaire (IHS-PESQ) is a brief questionnaire that screens for drug abuse problem severity, response distortion tendencies, and psychosocial risk factors. The psychometric properties of the problem severity scale are favorable when tested in reservation-based American Indian students (grades 6-12). The paper also describes the role of the IHS-PESQ within a prevention, intervention and treatment referral system designed for American Indian youth. © 2006 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

publication date

  • October 12, 2006

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start page

  • 39

end page

  • 52

volume

  • 16

issue

  • 1