A Review of Screening, Assessment and Outcome Measures for Alcohol and Drug Settings

Written by Mark Deady For the Network of Alcohol & other Drug Agencies (NADA) as part of the Drug and Alcohol and Mental Health Information Management Project 2009

"This review will focus on both domestic and international tools with particular consideration given to those tools widely used in NSW. The review includes tools and measures related to substance misuse, mental health symptomology and wider general health and social functioning issues. Information on the psychometric properties, availability, applicability and accessibility of each measure/tool will be presented. To obtain such information, a thorough search of the literature was conducted, using a range of databases (including: Medline, PsychInfo, Cochrane Database of Systemic Reviews, Pubmed, the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, Evidence Based Medicine Reviews, industry magazines such as ‘Of Substance’, the Alcohol and Other Drug Council of Australia’s (ADCA) Drug database, and associated reference lists), in conjunction with both other published literature and a grey literature search."

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