Factor structure of the Chinese version of the university of Rhode Island change assessment in Taiwanese adolescents who abuse MDMA or methamphetamine

Cheng Fang Yen, Ya Shune Huang, Yu Ping Chang, Chung-Ping Cheng

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Objective: The University of Rhode Island Change Assessment (URICA) is a widely used tool for measuring subjects' readiness to change substance-using behaviors. The aim of this study was to examine the factor structure of the Chinese version of the URICA (C-URICA) in Taiwanese adolescents who have used methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) or methamphetamine (MAMP). Methods: Pre-test and post-test data from the C-URICA from 92 adolescents in a juvenile abstinence center who had used MDMA or MAMP were analyzed. We used confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) to examine the adequacy of the factor structure of the C-URICA. Results: CFA indicated that a three-factor structure (pre-contemplation, contemplation action, maintenance) had a better goodness of fit than four-factor (pre-contemplation, contemplation, action, maintenance), and one-factor structures. Conclusions: The results indicated that the URICA may have different factor structures when used in the population different from the original adult population with alcohol drinking.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-117
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Mar 1

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N-Methyl-3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine
Methamphetamine
Statistical Factor Analysis
Maintenance
Alcohol Drinking
Population

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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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In: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Vol. 36, No. 2, 01.03.2010, p. 114-117.

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