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Development of the Pretreatment Readiness Scale for Substance Abusers: Modification of an Existing Motivation Assessment
Substance Abuse
  • Richard C. Rapp, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • Carey J. A. Carr, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • D. Timothy Lane, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • Cristina Redko, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • Robert G. Carlson, Wright State University - Main Campus
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2008
Abstract
The Texas Christian University--Treatment Motivation Assessment (TCU-TMA) was originally developed to assess motivation among in-treatment opiod users. Numerous studies of in-treatment substance abusers in a variety of settings have confirmed the three factors present in the scale, including Problem Recognition, Desire For Help, and Treatment Readiness. The goal of the present study was to examine the factor structure of the TCU-TMA in a sample of 367 pretreatment substance abusers assessed at a centralized intake unit who had not yet entered treatment. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses led to the development of the Pretreatment Readiness Scale (PRS) that, like the TCU-TMA, contained Problem Recognition and Treatment Readiness factors. Desire for Change replaced Desire for Help in the new scale and Treatment Reluctance indicated mixed feelings about entering treatment. The implications of these findings on developing interventions for the pretreatment group will be discussed.
DOI
10.1080/08897070802418469
Citation Information
Richard C. Rapp, Carey J. A. Carr, D. Timothy Lane, Cristina Redko, et al.. "Development of the Pretreatment Readiness Scale for Substance Abusers: Modification of an Existing Motivation Assessment" Substance Abuse Vol. 29 Iss. 4 (2008) p. 39 - 50 ISSN: 08897077
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