The assessment of recovery capital : properties and psychometrics of a measure of addiction recovery strengths

GROSHKOVA, T., BEST, David and WHITE, W. (2013). The assessment of recovery capital : properties and psychometrics of a measure of addiction recovery strengths. Drug and Alcohol Review, 32 (2), 187-194.

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Link to published version:: 10.1111/j.1465-3362.2012.00489.x

Abstract

Introduction and Aims: Sociological work on social capital and its impact on health behaviours have been translated into the addiction field in the form of 'recovery capital' as the construct for assessing individual progress on a recovery journey. Yet there has been little attempt to quantify recovery capital. The aim of the project was to create a scale that assessed addiction recovery capital.

Design and Methods: Initial focus group work identified and tested candidate items and domains followed by data collection from multiple sources to enable psychometric assessment of a scale measuring recovery capital. Results: The scale shows moderate test-retest reliability at 1week and acceptable concurrent validity. Principal component analysis determined single factor structure.

Discussion and Conclusions: The Assessment of Recovery Capital (ARC) is a brief and easy to administer measurement of recovery capital that has acceptable psychometric properties and may be a useful complement to deficit-based assessment and outcome monitoring instruments for substance dependent individuals in and out of treatment.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Law and Criminology Research Group
Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1465-3362.2012.00489.x
Depositing User: Hilary Ridgway
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2015 10:51
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2015 15:51
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9258

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