Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Addict Behav. 2010 Dec;35(12):1102-4. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2010.08.004. Epub 2010 Aug 11.

Validity of a brief screening instrument-CRAFFT in a multiethnic Asian population.

Author information

1
Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore. Mythily@imh.com.sg

Abstract

AIM:

To validate the CRAFFT screening test, against the DSM IV Axis 1-based diagnostic inventory in a population of adolescents and young adult males in Singapore.

METHODS:

The 23,248 participants belonged to a cohort of males who had undergone a medical examination prior to enlistment for military service. This study took place between August 2004 and August 2005. Subjects underwent a two-stage assessment and were administered the CRAFFT questionnaire and the Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI).

RESULTS:

The mean age of the subjects was 19 years (range, 16 to 26 years). The CRAFFT showed moderately high levels of internal consistency (Cronbach's α=0.73). The optimum cutoff point for drug-related disorder either abuse or dependence and alcohol-related disorder either abuse or dependence criterions were found at CRAFFT score of 1 or higher.

CONCLUSION:

The CRAFFT test is a valid means of screening adolescents for substance-related disorders in a multiethnic population of adolescent and young adult males.

PMID:
20805016
DOI:
10.1016/j.addbeh.2010.08.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center