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A New Measure for Assessing Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders: The Addictive Behavior Questionnaire (ABQ).
J Clin Med. 2018 Aug 01; 7(8)JC

Abstract

This article evaluates the psychometric properties of a new measure for assessing Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders: the Addictive Behavior Questionnaire (ABQ). The ABQ is a self-report measure composed of two sections: the Severity Index (SI) and the Seven Domains Addiction Scale (7DAS).

MATERIALS AND METHODS

A total sample of 698 subjects divided into two groups (515 subjects in the clinical sample and 183 subjects in the control sample), participated in this study. We applied Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) to examine features of ABQ construct validity, we used Cronbach's alpha coefficient to assess its internal reliability, and explored some aspects of its concurrent validity by examining its associations with other measures assessing addictive behaviors and psychopathology.

RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS

results of EFA indicated that all the scales of the ABQ are unidimensional and showed good internal consistency. The correlations between the sections of the ABQ and the other measures used in the current study were significant and in the expected directions. These results suggest that the ABQ has good psychometric properties and allows researchers and clinicians to gather relevant information regarding behaviors, psychopathology and severity of symptoms, for the best clinical reasoning and for planning tailored treatment for each patient.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Human Sciences-LUMSA University of Rome Borgo Sant'Angelo, 13, 00193 Rome-Italy and Institute of Integrative Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Via Ricasoli 32, 50122 Florence, Italy. vincenzocaretti@gmail.com.Department of Human Sciences-LUMSA University of Rome Borgo Sant'Angelo, 13, 00193 Rome-Italy and Institute of Integrative Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Via Ricasoli 32, 50122 Florence, Italy. gori.alessio@gmail.com.Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, UKE-Kore University of Enna, Cittadella Universitaria, 94100 Enna, Italy. giuseppe.craparo@unikore.it.Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence, 50135 Florence, Italy. giannini@psico.unifi.it.Institute of Integrative Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Italian Society of Clinical Psychodiagnosis, 50135 Florence, Italy-Gruppo Incontro, 51100 Pistoia, Italy. giuseppe.iraci@incontro.coop.Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, UKE-Kore University of Enna, Cittadella Universitaria, 94100 Enna, Italy. adriano.schimmenti@unikore.it.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

30071660

Citation

Caretti, Vincenzo, et al. "A New Measure for Assessing Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders: the Addictive Behavior Questionnaire (ABQ)." Journal of Clinical Medicine, vol. 7, no. 8, 2018.
Caretti V, Gori A, Craparo G, et al. A New Measure for Assessing Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders: The Addictive Behavior Questionnaire (ABQ). J Clin Med. 2018;7(8).
Caretti, V., Gori, A., Craparo, G., Giannini, M., Iraci-Sareri, G., & Schimmenti, A. (2018). A New Measure for Assessing Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders: The Addictive Behavior Questionnaire (ABQ). Journal of Clinical Medicine, 7(8). https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm7080194
Caretti V, et al. A New Measure for Assessing Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders: the Addictive Behavior Questionnaire (ABQ). J Clin Med. 2018 Aug 1;7(8) PubMed PMID: 30071660.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A New Measure for Assessing Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders: The Addictive Behavior Questionnaire (ABQ). AU - Caretti,Vincenzo, AU - Gori,Alessio, AU - Craparo,Giuseppe, AU - Giannini,Marco, AU - Iraci-Sareri,Giuseppe, AU - Schimmenti,Adriano, Y1 - 2018/08/01/ PY - 2018/06/03/received PY - 2018/07/27/revised PY - 2018/07/30/accepted PY - 2018/8/4/entrez PY - 2018/8/4/pubmed PY - 2018/8/4/medline KW - addiction KW - addictive behaviors KW - assessment KW - treatment JF - Journal of clinical medicine JO - J Clin Med VL - 7 IS - 8 N2 - : This article evaluates the psychometric properties of a new measure for assessing Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders: the Addictive Behavior Questionnaire (ABQ). The ABQ is a self-report measure composed of two sections: the Severity Index (SI) and the Seven Domains Addiction Scale (7DAS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total sample of 698 subjects divided into two groups (515 subjects in the clinical sample and 183 subjects in the control sample), participated in this study. We applied Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) to examine features of ABQ construct validity, we used Cronbach's alpha coefficient to assess its internal reliability, and explored some aspects of its concurrent validity by examining its associations with other measures assessing addictive behaviors and psychopathology. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: results of EFA indicated that all the scales of the ABQ are unidimensional and showed good internal consistency. The correlations between the sections of the ABQ and the other measures used in the current study were significant and in the expected directions. These results suggest that the ABQ has good psychometric properties and allows researchers and clinicians to gather relevant information regarding behaviors, psychopathology and severity of symptoms, for the best clinical reasoning and for planning tailored treatment for each patient. SN - 2077-0383 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/30071660/A_New_Measure_for_Assessing_Substance-Related_and_Addictive_Disorders:_The_Addictive_Behavior_Questionnaire_(ABQ) L2 - http://www.mdpi.com/resolver?pii=jcm7080194 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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