Validity and reliability of the German version of the short understanding of substance abuse scale

Moggi, Franz; Giovanoli, A; Sutter, M; Humphreys, K (2005). Validity and reliability of the German version of the short understanding of substance abuse scale. European addiction research, 11(4), pp. 172-9. Basel: Karger 10.1159/000086398

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This paper presents the German version of the Short Understanding of Substance Abuse Scale (SUSS) [Humphreys et al.: Psychol Addict Behav 1996;10:38-44], the Verstandnis von Storungen durch Substanzkonsum (VSS), and evaluates its psychometric properties. The VSS assesses clinicians' beliefs about the nature and treatment of substance use disorders, particularly their endorsement of psychosocial and disease orientation. The VSS was administered to 160 treatment staff members at 12 substance use disorder treatment programs in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. Because the confirmatory factor analysis of the VSS did not completely replicate the factorial structure of the SUSS, an exploratory factor analysis was undertaken. This analysis identified two factors: the Psychosocial model factor and a slightly different Disease model factor. The VSS Disease and Psychosocial subscales showed convergent and discriminant validity, as well as sufficient reliability.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy > Translational Research Center
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy > Management

UniBE Contributor:

Moggi, Franz and Giovanoli, Anna

ISSN:

1022-6877

ISBN:

16110223

Publisher:

Karger

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:55

Last Modified:

05 Apr 2018 13:57

Publisher DOI:

10.1159/000086398

PubMed ID:

16110223

Web of Science ID:

000233954300003

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/23456 (FactScience: 41885)

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