Computerized Substance Abuse Module (C-SAM)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1 N43 AA42006-00,
Agency Tracking Number: 24750
Amount: $82,500.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1994
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Girou Development Group, Inc.
483 S Kirkwood Road, Suite 234, Saint Louis, MO, 63122
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Edward Girou
 (314) 984-9696
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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Abstract
We will develop of a computer-assisted and computer-administered interview which (1) coversalcohol abuse (or harmful use) and dependence according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual ofMental Disorders versions III, III-R, and IV, and ICD-1O; (2) covers abuse (or harmful use) anddependence on amphetamines, cannabis, cocaine, hallucinogens, inhalants, nicotine, opioids,phencyclidine and sedatives; (3) assesses Antisocial Personality Disorder and Depressive Disorders and,(4) covers medical problems associated with substance use disorders. Also, "Getting Started" and"Reference" manuals are planned. An existing interview, the CIDI-SAM, will be adapted forcomputerization. This C-SAM would: benefit researchers and treatment providers needing immediatescoring of data for treatment decisions; maximize respondent cooperation and reporting of sensitiveinformation; and streamline training.

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