Replication of psychometric properties and predictive validity of the Important People Drug and Alcohol Interview

The International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research

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Title Replication of psychometric properties and predictive validity of the Important People Drug and Alcohol Interview
 
Creator Owens, Mandy D.; University of New Mexico
Zywiak, William H.; Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
 
Subject Psychology; clinical psychology; criminal justice
social support; alcohol and drug use; probationers; criminal justice system; measurement
 
Description Owens, M., & Zywiak, W. (2016). Replication of psychometric properties and predictive validity of the Important People Drug and Alcohol Interview. The International Journal Of Alcohol And Drug Research, 5(2), 57-64. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.7895/ijadr.v5i2.217Aims: Social support is a predictor of alcohol and drug use. The Important People Drug and Alcohol (IPDA) interview and its predecessor, the Important People and Activities (IPA) measure, have been used to demonstrate this predictive relationship. The purpose of this study was to replicate the findings from Zywiak et al. (2009) in a sample of probationers with substance use disorders.Design: Analyses mirrored those done previously to replicate the associations between social networks and substance use. The IPDA was used to assess social networks before and after incarceration. Form-90 (Tonigan, Miller, & Brown, 1997) was used to measure substance use.Participants: Individuals were recruited from a local probation office. Information was collected from a sample of 50 male probationers with substance use disorders recently released from jail.Conclusions: Results showed that many of the previous findings from Zywiak et al. (2009) were similar to those found in the current study. This adds to the evidence that the IPDA is a promising measure of social networks and examining how those networks relate to substance use outcomes. The use of the IPDA may be beneficial for both research and clinical purposes, while evaluating individuals with alcohol and other drug use disorders.
 
Publisher Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol (KBS)
 
Contributor Office of Graduate Studies, Graduate and Professional Student Association, and the Department of Psychology at the University of New Mexico
NIAAA grant T32-AA018108
 
Date 2016-07-15
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

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Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://www.ijadr.org/index.php/ijadr/article/view/217
10.7895/ijadr.v5i2.217
 
Source The International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research; Vol 5, No 2 (2016); 57-64
1925-7066
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://www.ijadr.org/index.php/ijadr/article/view/217/398
 
Coverage N/A
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Male probationers with alcohol and other substance use disorders
 
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