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Preliminary development of a brief cannabis use disorder screening tool: the cannabis use disorder identification test short-form


Bonn-Miller, MO and Heinz, AJ and Smith, EV and Bruno, R and Adamson, S, Preliminary development of a brief cannabis use disorder screening tool: the cannabis use disorder identification test short-form, Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, 1, (1) pp. 252-261. ISSN 2378-8763 (2016) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1089/can.2016.0022


Introduction: Rates of cannabis use disorder (CUD) among vulnerable populations have increased in recent years, highlighting a need to equip providers with an efficient screening tool.

Materials and Methods: A short form of the Cannabis Use Disorder Identification Test-Revised (CUDIT-R) was developed by using item response theory and traditional statistical methods, with data from two community samples of cannabis users representing two countries. Four item selection methods (Rasch regression, test characteristic curve, logistic regression, discriminant function analysis) were employed to identify the optimal three-item shortened version. The diagnostic ability of the short form was evaluated by using receiver operating characteristic curves.

Results: Using a cut score of 2, the 3-item CUDIT-Short Form (CUDIT-SF; reliability alpha = 0.66, Sample 1; 0.80, Sample 2) identified 78.26% of participants in Sample 1 and 78.31% of participants in Sample 2 who met DSM-5 criteria for CUD, with 98% agreement in Sample 1 and 93% agreement in Sample 2 with the full CUDIT-R on CUD classifications using a cut score of 13. Specificity was 76.70 and 78.00 in Samples 1 and 2, respectively.

Conclusions: The CUDIT-SF may be useful in busy clinical settings for a stepwise screening. Further validation of this shortened version with larger samples and in different settings is warranted.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:assessment, cannabis, cannabis use disorder, screening
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Health services and systems not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Public health (excl. specific population health) not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Bruno, R (Associate Professor Raimondo Bruno)
ID Code:114573
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:35
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2017-02-19
Last Modified:2018-03-23
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