Addiction Severity Index (ASI) summary scores: comparison of the Recent Status Scores of the ASI-6 and the Composite Scores of the ASI-5.

Cécile M. Denis, John S. Cacciola, Arthur I. Alterman
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 2013-11-01; 45(5): 444-450
DOI: 10.1016/j.jsat.2013.06.003

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The characteristics and the validity of the Recent Status Scores (RSSs), the new
summary scores generated by the sixth version of the Addiction Severity Index
(ASI-6), are compared to the fifth version of the ASI summary scores, the
Composite Scores (CSs). A sample of 82 randomly selected patients from substance
abuse treatment programs were interviewed with the ASI-6, the ASI-5 and were
administered a validity battery of questionnaires that included measures
corresponding to each of the ASI domains. Each ASI-6 RSS was significantly
correlated with its corresponding ASI-5 CS. The intercorrelations among the RSSs
are low and none of these correlations were statistically different from the
intercorrelations among CSs. In five of the seven areas, the ASI-6 RSSs were more
highly correlated to the corresponding validity measures than were the ASI-5 CSs.
The ASI-6 offers more comprehensive content in its scales than do those derived
with earlier ASIs.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.jsat.2013.06.003
PMCID: PMC4049003
PMID: 23886822 [Indexed for MEDLINE]

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