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Construct validity of the MAST and AUDIT with multiple offender drunk drivers.
C 28843 [electronic version only]
Conley, T.B.
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Vol. 20 (2001), No. 4 (June), p. 287-295, 29 ref.

Samenvatting The construct validity of the Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (MAST) and the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) in screening for current DSM-IV alcohol dependence disorders with persons convicted of multiple offences of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is evaluated. These tests were administered to 126 DUI offenders presenting for court-ordered inpatient treatment at an agency. DSM-IV alcohol disorders are evaluated for a representative subset of clients in this program using National Longitudinal Alcohol Epidemiologic Surveys' DSM-IV Alcohol Dependence Diagnostic Criteria and Associated Questionnaire Items. Both instruments exhibit acceptable internal consistency. The MAST and The AUDIT correlate moderately well with each other (r=0.617). The MAST correlates more highly (r=0.602) than the AUDIT (r=0.432) with DSM-IV. Future research should examine if the results reported here apply to other multiple offender DUI programs. It is recommended that such programs employing test instruments evaluate their construct validity in a similar method. (Author/publisher)
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