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Drug Alcohol Depend. 2011 Jul 1;116(1-3):45-51. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2010.11.022. Epub 2011 Jan 14.

The alcohol relapse situation appraisal questionnaire: development and validation.

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  • 1Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA. Rosemarie_Martin@brown.edu

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The role of cognitive appraisal of the threat of alcohol relapse has received little attention. A previous instrument, the Relapse Situation Appraisal Questionnaire (RSAQ), was developed to assess cocaine users' primary appraisal of the threat of situations posing a high risk for cocaine relapse. The purpose of the present study was to modify the RSAQ in order to measure primary appraisal in situations involving a high risk for alcohol relapse.

METHODS:

The development and psychometric properties of this instrument, the Alcohol Relapse Situation Appraisal Questionnaire (A-RSAQ), were examined with two samples of abstinent adults with alcohol abuse or dependence. Factor structure and validity were examined in Study 1 (N=104). Confirmation of the factor structure and predictive validity was assessed in Study 2 (N=159).

RESULTS:

Results demonstrated construct, discriminant and predictive validity and reliability of the A-RSAQ.

DISCUSSION:

Results support the important role of primary appraisal of degree of risk in alcohol relapse situations.

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PMC3105175
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