Screening of drug use in a teenage Brazilian sample using the Drug Use Screening Inventory (DUSI)

Screening of drug use in a teenage Brazilian sample using the Drug Use Screening Inventory (DUSI)

Autor De Micheli, D. Google Scholar
Formigoni, MLOS Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo The Brazilian translation of the Drug Use Screening Inventory (DUSI) was applied to 213 Brazilian teenagers who were classified according to their alcohol and/or drug dependence level (DSM-III-R) as: 71 nondrug users (Group 1), 71 with light/moderate dependence (Group 2) and 71 with severe dependence (Group 3). the DUSI was applied and the absolute density in each of 10 areas was calculated. the three groups presented statistically significant differences (p < .001) in the substance use area, with the following values (medians +/- interquartile range): Group 1: 0 +/- 7; Group 2: 20 +/- 33 and Group 3: 80 +/- 33. the groups also presented significant differences in behavior pattern, social competency, family system, work adjustment. peer relationships and leisure/recreation. Other differences detected among the groups indicated an important relationship between drug use and school delay. A good Spearman rank correlation (0.86, p < .0001) was observed between Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI) diagnosis and DUSI, indicating that this instrument can be useful in the screening of substance use among Brazilian teenagers. (C) 2000 Elsevier B.V.
Assunto adolescence
drug use
screening instrument
Idioma Inglês
Data 2000-09-01
Publicado em Addictive Behaviors. Oxford: Pergamon-Elsevier B.V., v. 25, n. 5, p. 683-691, 2000.
ISSN 0306-4603 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Editor Elsevier B.V.
Extensão 683-691
Direito de acesso Acesso restrito
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000088926000004

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