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Williams Hierarchical Integrated Model Measurement: Assessment Design, Construction, And Initial Validation, Amy Elizabeth Williams Apr 2016

Williams Hierarchical Integrated Model Measurement: Assessment Design, Construction, And Initial Validation, Amy Elizabeth Williams

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The purpose of this study was to design and pilot an instrument, the WHIMM, that uses the Williams Hierarchical Integrated Model as a foundation for measuring needs met within and outside of substance use for individuals age 18 and older who report previously considering cutting down on alcohol or drug use. Instrument construction and validation were completed using a first pilot (n=200), a pilot one-re-contact (n=50), and a final administration (n=420). The scale development process allowed for initial validation of the WHIMM, including measurement of inter-item reliability, test-retest reliability, correlation between subscales, and construct validity. In addition ...