Reliability of the Weak Opiate Withdrawal Scale for inner-city opiate users

Samuel Juni, Meredith Hanson, Gennaro Ottomanelli

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Abstract

The reliability (Kuder-Richardson 20) of the 84-item Weak Opiate Withdrawal Scale was estimated for a sample of 70 inner-city men who used opiates and had passed through the acute withdrawal stage. Analysis suggested modification of the scale to exclude negatively worded as well as cognitively sophisticated items which elicit unreliable and paradoxical responses from this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1273-1274
Number of pages2
JournalPsychological reports
Volume79
Issue number3 PART II
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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