Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Psychol Addict Behav. 2001 Mar;15(1):4-12.

Initial validation of a computer-administered Addiction Severity Index: the ASI-MV.

Author information

1
Innovative Training Systems, Inc., 199 Wells Avenue, Suite 108, Newton, Massachusetts 02459, USA. sfbutler@aol.com

Abstract

The Addiction Severity Index--Multimedia Version (ASI-MV) is a CD-ROM-based simulation of the interviewer-administered Addiction Severity Index (ASI). Clients in treatment (N = 202) self-administered the ASI-MV to examine the test-retest reliability, criterion validity, and convergent-discriminant validity of the ASI-MV. Excellent test-retest reliability was observed for composite scores and severity ratings. Criterion validity, tested against the interviewer-administered ASI, was good for the composite scores. For severity ratings, variable agreement was observed between the ASI-MV and each interviewer, suggesting poor interrater reliability among interviewers. This conclusion was bolstered by a finding of superior convergent-discriminant validity for both composite scores and severity ratings compared to the standard ASI. The ASI-MV is a viable alternative to the expensive and potentially unreliable interviewer-administered version.

PMID:
11255937
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for American Psychological Association
    Loading ...
    Support Center