The reliability and validity of the Severity of Dependence Scale for detecting cannabis dependence in psychosis

Hides, L., Dawe, S., Young, R. and Kavanagh, D. (2006). The reliability and validity of the Severity of Dependence Scale for detecting cannabis dependence in psychosis. In: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica: Posters presented at the 15th ISPS International congress. 15th ISPS International congress, Madrid, Spain, (78-78). 12-16, June, 2006. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0447.2006.00819.x


Author Hides, L.
Dawe, S.
Young, R.
Kavanagh, D.
Title of paper The reliability and validity of the Severity of Dependence Scale for detecting cannabis dependence in psychosis
Conference name 15th ISPS International congress
Conference location Madrid, Spain
Conference dates 12-16, June, 2006
Proceedings title Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica: Posters presented at the 15th ISPS International congress   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Oxford
Publisher Blackwell Publishing
Publication Year 2006
Sub-type Poster
DOI 10.1111/j.1600-0447.2006.00819.x
ISSN 0001-690X
1600-0447
Volume 114
Issue Supplement 431
Start page 78
End page 78
Total pages 1
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Objective:
To determine the reliability and validity of the Severity
of Dependence Scale (SDS) for detecting cannabis dependence
relative to other predictor variables in a large sample of inpatients
with a psychotic disorder.

Methodology:

Participants were 153 inpatients with a current
psychotic disorder in Brisbane, Australia. They were administered
the SDS for a cannabis use in the past 12 months. Presence of
current cannabis dependence in the past 12 months was assessed
using the Comprehensive International Diagnostic Interview
(CIDI).

Results:

Approximately 54.2% of inpatients met criteria for DSMIV
cannabis dependence in the past 12 months. The SDS had high
levels of internal consistency, construct validity and concurrent
validity with a current DSM-IV cannabis dependence. Individuals
with a positive screen on the SDS were nearly 30 times more likely
to have current cannabis dependence, and remained the strongest
predictor of cannabis dependence after controlling for other
predictor variables.

Conclusions:

The SDS is a valid and reliable screen for cannabis
dependence amongst inpatients with a psychotic disorder and is
recommended as a brief, easy to administer screening tool in this
population.
Subjects CX
110319 Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy)
Keyword Psychiatry
Q-Index Code CX

 
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