ENHANCEMENT OF THE ADDICTION SEVEREITY INDEX

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 7406
Amount: $418,458.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1990
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Integra Inc.
320 King Of Prussia Rd, Radnor, PA, 19087
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Grant R Grissom Phd
 (215) 662-4080
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE OVERALL PROJECT GOAL IS TO STANDARDIZE THE ADMINISTRATION PROCESS AND PROMOTE THE APPROPRIATE USE OF THE ADDICTION SEVERITY INDEX (ASI) IN SUBSTANCE-USE TREATMENT AND RESEARCH. THE ASI IS THE MOST WIDELY USED STRUCTURED CLINICAL INTERVIEW PROTOCOL IN THE FIELD. WHEN USED BY A TRAINED TECHNICIAN, IT HAS GOOD RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY, BUT IT IS VULNERABLE TO MISUSE BY UNTRAINED PERSONNEL. SPECIFIC AIMS ARE TO ENSURE THAT USERS ARE WELL TRAINED AND TO ENHANCE THE USEFULNESS OF THE ASI THROUGH: (1) PRODUCTIONAND DISSEMINATION OF A VIDEOTAPE FOR USE IN TRAINING, (2)ENHANCEMENT OF THE ASI INSTRUCTION MANUAL, (3)ESTABLISHMENT OF A PROCESS FOR TESTING AND CERTIFYING ASI ADMINISTRATORS, (4) DEVELOPMENT OF A NORMATIVE DATABASE,(5) ESTABLISHMENT OF ASI RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY FOR VARIOUS PATIENT POPULATIONS, (6)DEVELOPMENT OF SOFTWARE DFOR SCORING THE ASI AND INTERPRETING RESULTS, AND (7) PUBLICATION OF A NEWSLETTER PROVIDING THE USER COMMUNITYWITH RESEARCH FINDINGS AND OTHER INFORMATION PERTINENT TO THE ASI. ACHIEVEMENT OF THESE AIMS WOULD PROVIDE AN INNOVATIVE PRODUCT AND SERVICE TO THE MORE THAN 600 SITES WORLDWIDE THAT CURRENTLY USE THE ASI AND WOULD ENCOURAGE ITS FURTHER DISSEMINATION.

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