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Hi everyone. Hi everyone. Our program is looking for a brief instrument for assessing treatment outcomes for people with alcohol problems. It is so hard…Do you have any suggestions?

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Lok Yi
3 June 2022
Hi everyone. Hi everyone. Our program is looking for a brief instrument for assessing treatment outcomes for people with alcohol problems. It is so hard…Do you have any suggestions?

Hi everyone. Hi everyone. Our program is looking for a brief instrument for assessing treatment outcomes for people with alcohol problems. It is so hard...Do you have any suggestions?

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Mathew Lau
2 June 2022

You are welcome.

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Lok Yi
2 June 2022

I see. Thank you.

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Mathew Lau
2 June 2022

Maybe you could consider the Maudsley Addiction Profile (MAP). The MAP is a multi-dimensional instrument for people with drug and/or alcohol problems, which can be easily administered at intake, during, and after an index treatment episode. It contains 60 self-report items measuring problems from four domains: substance use, health risk behavior, physical and psychological health, and personal/social functioning. The average completion time of the MAP is 12 minutes. According to the existing literature, the MAP questionnaire is acceptable to most subjects and performed well with both researcher and clinician interviewers. Internal reliability and feasible concurrent validity assessments of the scales and items are also highly satisfactory.

You could try reading the original paper for more information:
Marsden, J., Gossop, M., Stewart, D., Best, D., Farrell, M., Lehmann, P., & Strang, J. (1998). The Maudsley Addiction Profile (MAP): a brief instrument for assessing treatment outcome. Addiction, 93(12), 1857-1867.

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