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dc.contributor.authorSussner, Bradley D.
dc.contributor.authorSmelson, David A.
dc.contributor.authorRodrigues, Stephanie
dc.contributor.authorKline, Anna
dc.contributor.authorLosonczy, Miklos F.
dc.contributor.authorZiedonis, Douglas M.
dc.date2022-08-11T08:10:26.000
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-23T17:08:50Z
dc.date.available2022-08-23T17:08:50Z
dc.date.issued2005-12-31
dc.date.submitted2010-08-28
dc.identifier.citationDrug Alcohol Depend. 2006 Jul 27;83(3):233-7. Epub 2005 Dec 27. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2005.11.022">Link to article on publisher's site</a>
dc.identifier.issn0376-8716 (Linking)
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2005.11.022
dc.identifier.pmid16384655
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/45673
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION: Although craving plays an important role in relapse, there are few brief, valid and reliable instruments to measure the desire to use cocaine in routine clinical practice. The 45-item Cocaine Craving Questionnaire-Now (CCQ-Now) is widely used in research, but its length makes its use in everyday clinical work relatively impractical. This study sought to determine the psychometric properties of the CCQ-Brief, a measure composed of 10 items from the CCQ-Now, in treatment-seeking cocaine abusers. METHOD: Subjects with cocaine abuse or dependence (n=247) completed the CCQ-Brief, the CCQ-Now, the Voris Cocaine Craving Scale, the Beck Depression Inventory-II, the Beck Anxiety Inventory, and the Addiction Severity Index. RESULTS: The CCQ-Brief was significantly correlated with the CCQ-Now (r=.85, p<.01), the CCQ-Now with the items in common with the CCQ-Brief removed (r=.78, p<.01), all four subscales of the VCCS (craving intensity: r=.47, p<.01; mood: r=.27, p<.01; energy: r=.30, p<.01; sick feelings: r=.28, p<.01), the BDI-II (r=.39, p<.01), the BAI (r=.35, p<.01) and recent drug use (r=.26, p<.01). The internal consistency of the CCQ-Brief was strong (alpha=.90). DISCUSSION: The CCQ-Brief is a valid and reliable instrument that can be easily administered as a measure of current cocaine craving.
dc.language.isoen_US
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dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2005.11.022
dc.subjectAdult
dc.subjectAffect
dc.subjectCocaine
dc.subjectCocaine-Related Disorders
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectMale
dc.subjectMiddle Aged
dc.subjectPersonality Inventory
dc.subjectPsychometrics
dc.subject*Questionnaires
dc.subjectReproducibility of Results
dc.subjectStatistics as Topic
dc.subjectSubstance Withdrawal Syndrome
dc.subjectPsychiatry
dc.titleThe validity and reliability of a brief measure of cocaine craving
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.source.journaltitleDrug and alcohol dependence
dc.source.volume83
dc.source.issue3
dc.identifier.legacycoverpagehttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/psych_pp/206
dc.identifier.contextkey1483007
html.description.abstract<p>INTRODUCTION: Although craving plays an important role in relapse, there are few brief, valid and reliable instruments to measure the desire to use cocaine in routine clinical practice. The 45-item Cocaine Craving Questionnaire-Now (CCQ-Now) is widely used in research, but its length makes its use in everyday clinical work relatively impractical. This study sought to determine the psychometric properties of the CCQ-Brief, a measure composed of 10 items from the CCQ-Now, in treatment-seeking cocaine abusers.</p> <p>METHOD: Subjects with cocaine abuse or dependence (n=247) completed the CCQ-Brief, the CCQ-Now, the Voris Cocaine Craving Scale, the Beck Depression Inventory-II, the Beck Anxiety Inventory, and the Addiction Severity Index.</p> <p>RESULTS: The CCQ-Brief was significantly correlated with the CCQ-Now (r=.85, p<.01), the CCQ-Now with the items in common with the CCQ-Brief removed (r=.78, p<.01), all four subscales of the VCCS (craving intensity: r=.47, p<.01; mood: r=.27, p<.01; energy: r=.30, p<.01; sick feelings: r=.28, p<.01), the BDI-II (r=.39, p<.01), the BAI (r=.35, p<.01) and recent drug use (r=.26, p<.01). The internal consistency of the CCQ-Brief was strong (alpha=.90).</p> <p>DISCUSSION: The CCQ-Brief is a valid and reliable instrument that can be easily administered as a measure of current cocaine craving.</p>
dc.identifier.submissionpathpsych_pp/206
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Psychiatry
dc.source.pages233-7


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