Development of a behavior analytically derived alcohol-specific role-play assessment instrument

P. M. Monti, D. J. Rohsenow, David Abrams, W. R. Zwick, J. A. Binkoff, S. M. Munroe, A. L. Fingeret, T. D. Nirenberg, M. R. Liepman, M. Pedraza, R. M. Kadden, N. L. Cooney

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Social learning theory postulates that chronic alcohol abusers may have deficits in ability to cope with stressful situations, and these deficits may be associated with relapse after treatment. Attempts to study the hypothesized deficits have been hampered by methodological problems. Therefore, a behavior analytic procedure was used to develop 10 categories of situations based on over 600 drinking situations elicited from alcoholics. Role plays were developed for each of these categories, and samples of alcoholics in treatment were asked to respond as if they were trying not to drink. Videotaped responses were behaviorally rated by trained judges for skill and anxiety, and subjects completed self-report ratings of urge to drink, anxiety, difficulty and skill after each role play. Good interrater reliabilities and internal consistency were found across three samples of alcoholics, with virtually no gender differences. Previous and current investigations show the validity and utility of this instrument. The Alcohol Specific Role Play Test therefore shows promise as a means of assessing alcoholics' reactions to high-risk situations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)710-721
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Studies on Alcohol
Volume54
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993

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Alcoholics
role play
alcoholism
alcohol
Alcohols
deficit
Anxiety
anxiety
Aptitude
relapse
social learning
learning theory
Self Report
Drinking
gender-specific factors
rating
Recurrence
ability
Therapeutics

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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)

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Monti, P. M., Rohsenow, D. J., Abrams, D., Zwick, W. R., Binkoff, J. A., Munroe, S. M., ... Cooney, N. L. (1993). Development of a behavior analytically derived alcohol-specific role-play assessment instrument. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 54(6), 710-721. https://doi.org/10.15288/jsa.1993.54.710

Development of a behavior analytically derived alcohol-specific role-play assessment instrument. / Monti, P. M.; Rohsenow, D. J.; Abrams, David; Zwick, W. R.; Binkoff, J. A.; Munroe, S. M.; Fingeret, A. L.; Nirenberg, T. D.; Liepman, M. R.; Pedraza, M.; Kadden, R. M.; Cooney, N. L.

In: Journal of Studies on Alcohol, Vol. 54, No. 6, 1993, p. 710-721.

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Monti, PM, Rohsenow, DJ, Abrams, D, Zwick, WR, Binkoff, JA, Munroe, SM, Fingeret, AL, Nirenberg, TD, Liepman, MR, Pedraza, M, Kadden, RM & Cooney, NL 1993, 'Development of a behavior analytically derived alcohol-specific role-play assessment instrument', Journal of Studies on Alcohol, vol. 54, no. 6, pp. 710-721. https://doi.org/10.15288/jsa.1993.54.710
Monti, P. M. ; Rohsenow, D. J. ; Abrams, David ; Zwick, W. R. ; Binkoff, J. A. ; Munroe, S. M. ; Fingeret, A. L. ; Nirenberg, T. D. ; Liepman, M. R. ; Pedraza, M. ; Kadden, R. M. ; Cooney, N. L. / Development of a behavior analytically derived alcohol-specific role-play assessment instrument. In: Journal of Studies on Alcohol. 1993 ; Vol. 54, No. 6. pp. 710-721.
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