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Clinical Outcome Measures

The following clinical outcome measures have been developed by members of ACAR:

  • Comprehensive Drug & Alcohol Evaluation Form**
  • Client Treatment Goals Form*
  • The Severity of Alcohol Dependence Questionnaire - Form C**
  • The Impaired Control Questionnaire**
  • Alcohol Hopelessness Scale **
  • Controlled Drinking Self-Efficacy Scale**
  • Measure of Opiate Dependency Scale**
  • Drug & Alcohol Self-Efficacy Scale**
  • Heroin Use Precipitant Inventory (HUPI)*
  • Partner/Significant Other Coping Self-Efficacy Scale*

** Published in peer reviewed scientific journals
*  In preparation for publication

Comprehensive Drug & Alcohol Evaluation Form
Sitharthan,T., Sitharthan,G., Hough, M., and Kavanagh, D. (1997). Cue exposure in moderation drinking: A comparison with cognitive-behaviour therapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 65, 5, 878 - 882.

Sitharthan,T., Kavanagh,D.,and Sayer,G.(1996).Moderating drinking by correspondence: An evaluation of a new method of intervention. Addiction, 91, 3, 345 - 355

Sitharthan, T., Singh, S., Kranitis, P., Freeman, P., Currie, J., Murugesan, G., and Ludowici, L. (1999). Integrated Drug and Alcohol Intervention (IDAI): Development of an opportunistic intervention program to reduce alcohol and other substance use among psychiatric patients. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 33, 676 - 683.

Alcohol Hopelessness Scale
Sitharthan, G., Hough, M., Sitharthan, T., and Kavanagh, D. (2001). Alcohol Helplessness Index: Predicting depression amongst problem drinkers. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 57, 1445 -1457.

The Impaired Control Questionnaire
Stockwell,T., Sitharthan.T., McGrath,D., and Lang, E.(1994). Measurement of alcohol dependence and impaired control in community samples. Addiction, 89, 167-174

Controlled Drinking Self-Efficacy Scale
Sitharthan, T., Job, S., Kavanagh, D., and Sitharthan, G. (2003). Development of a controlled drinking self-efficacy scale and appraising its relation to alcohol dependence. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 59, 351-362

Measure of Opiate Dependency Scale
Saunders, J. B., Sitharthan, T., McGrath, D., & Cairns, D. (1991). The Development of an instrument to assess the severity of opiate dependence. National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre Technical Report. No 13, UNSW, Australia.

Drug & Alcohol Self-Efficacy Scale
Sitharthan, T., Singh, S., Kranitis, P., Freeman, P., Currie, J., Murugesan, G., and Ludowici, L. (1999). Integrated Drug and Alcohol Intervention (IDAI): Development of an opportunistic intervention program to reduce alcohol and other substance use among psychiatric patients. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 33, 676 - 683.

The Severity of Alcohol Dependence Questionnaire - Form C
Stockwell,T., Sitharthan.T., McGrath,D., and Lang, E.(1994). Measurement of alcohol dependence and impaired control in community samples. Addiction, 89, 167-174