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Personal Drug Use Questionnaire

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Acronym:

SOCRATES 7DS.

Author/Developer / Address:

William R. Miller, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology.
University of New Mexico.
Albuquerque,
N.M., 87131 USA.

Publication dates:

1994

Description / Type of Assessment:

It is a 20-item questionnaire.

Primary use / Purpose:

To assess readiness for change in drug users.

Domains measured / Life Areas / Problems Assessed:

SOCRATES 7DS yields five rationally-derived scale scores: Precontemplation (P), Contemplation (C), Determination/ Decision (D), Action (A), and Maintenance (M). These are meant to correspond with five conceptual stages of change, as described by Prochaska and DiClemente transtheoretical model.

Population:

Adults.

Administration / Completion Time:

Approximately 5 minutes.

Scoring Procedures:

Answers are to be recorded directly on the questionnaire form. Scoring is accomplished by transferring to the SOCRATES Scoring Form the numbers circled by the respondent for each item, except for starred P scale items (*) where scoring is reversed. The sum of each column yields the five scale scores.

Scoring Time:

Less than 5 minutes.

Credentials/Training:

Not necessary.

Source of Psychometrics:

William R. Miller.

Languages:

English.

Availability / Inquiries:

William R. Miller.

Price:

Free. These instruments are provided for research uses only.

Practicability / usefulness:

These instruments (SOCRATES, in its different forms) can be used as useful research instruments to assess readiness for change in clinical substance user populations.

Comments:

Page last updated: Wednesday, 14 July 2004