Assessing the validity of the Stages of Change Readiness and Treatment Eagerness Scale with treatment-seeking military service members

Damon Mitchell, David Joseph Angelone

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Abstract

The purpose of this project was to assess the concurrent and predictive validity of the Stages of Change Readiness and Treatment Eagerness Scale (SOCRATES) for military service members undergoing substance abuse treatment. Concurrent validity was assessed by examining the correlation of SOCRATES subscales with subscales from the Addiction Treatment Attitude Questionnaire. Predictive validity was assessed by examining the ability of SOCRATES subscales to predict length of stay in treatment and successful completion of treatment. Scores on the SOCRATES were correlated in the expected direction with scores on the Addiction Treatment Attitude Questionnaire and predicted length of stay in treatment and successful completion of treatment. The findings provide support for the validity of the SOCRATES with substance abuse treatment-seeking military service members.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)900-904
Number of pages5
JournalMilitary Medicine
Volume171
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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