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Longitudinal Drug Abuse Research

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The Center is in the process of preparing assessment questions to facilitate cross-project analysis among longitudinal research studies on substance abuse and its interplay with HIV infection, substance abuse treatment, and other service systems (e.g., mental health, criminal justice, welfare, medical care).  Center investigators encourage researchers to include comparable measures in new grant proposals and in their intake/baseline and follow-up assessment instruments to allow analyses and comparisons across projects, including CALDAR archived data sets.

Assessment measures (and corresponding response categories) were developed from information provided by NIDA’s National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN).  CALDAR proposes these measures as the minimum standard HIV risk assessment questions to facilitate cross-project analysis.

Assessment Questionnaire (MS Word doc)

The Brief Drug Use History form is part of the UCLA Natural History Interview (NHI), which has been administered to thousands of drug users over the past 25 years.  CALDAR proposes these measures as the minimum standard drug use history assessment questions to facilitate cross-project analysis.

Brief Drug Use History Form (PDF doc)

CALDAR proposes these measures, which are questions that are found on many different instruments, as the minimum standard criminal history assessment questions to facilitate cross-project analysis.

Assessment Questionnaire