The dimensions of change in therapeutic community treatment instrument

Maria Orlando, Suzanne L. Wenzel, Pat Ebener, Michael Edwards, Wallace Mandell, Kirsten Becker

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Abstract

In this article, the authors describe the refinement and preliminary evaluation of the Dimensions of Change in Therapeutic Community Treatment Instrument (DCI), a measure of treatment process. In Study 1, a 99-item DCI, administered to a cross-sectional sample of substance abuse clients (N = 990), was shortened to 54 items on the basis of results from confirmatory factor analyses and item response theory invariance tests. In Study 2, confirmatory factor analyses of the 54-item DCI, completed by a longitudinal cohort of 993 clients, established and validated an 8-factor solution across 2 subpopulations (adults and adolescents) and 2 time points (treatment entry and 30-days postentry). The results of the 2 studies are encouraging and support use of the 54-item DCI as a tool to measure treatment process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118-122
Number of pages5
JournalPsychological Assessment
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Therapeutic Community
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Substance-Related Disorders

Keywords

  • Instrument development
  • substance use
  • Therapeutic community
  • Treatment process

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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The dimensions of change in therapeutic community treatment instrument. / Orlando, Maria; Wenzel, Suzanne L.; Ebener, Pat; Edwards, Michael; Mandell, Wallace; Becker, Kirsten.

In: Psychological Assessment, Vol. 18, No. 1, 01.03.2006, p. 118-122.

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Orlando, M, Wenzel, SL, Ebener, P, Edwards, M, Mandell, W & Becker, K 2006, 'The dimensions of change in therapeutic community treatment instrument', Psychological Assessment, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 118-122. https://doi.org/10.1037/1040-3590.18.1.118
Orlando, Maria ; Wenzel, Suzanne L. ; Ebener, Pat ; Edwards, Michael ; Mandell, Wallace ; Becker, Kirsten. / The dimensions of change in therapeutic community treatment instrument. In: Psychological Assessment. 2006 ; Vol. 18, No. 1. pp. 118-122.
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