The initial measurement structure of the Home Drinking Assessment Scale (HDAS)

Foster, John, Martin, Colin R. and Patel, Swatee (2015) The initial measurement structure of the Home Drinking Assessment Scale (HDAS). Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 22 (5). pp. 410-415. ISSN 0968-7637

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Abstract

Aims: To evaluate the initial psychometric properties of a novel Home Drinking Assessment Scale (HDAS) Design and Methods: Internet-based survey analysed using a two-stage factor analysis protocol and internal consistency (IC) assessment. Findings: The items comprising the HDAS were found to offer the best fit to data in when comprising two-subscales, (1) emotional reasons for home drinking (5-items) and (2) practical reasons for home drinking (3-items). Subscale 1. was found also to have acceptable IC whereas subscale 2. exhibited sub-optimal IC characteristics. Conclusions: This initial study indicates the HDAS has promise as a measure of the individuals’ rationale for home drinking. Subscale 1. May usefully be used in future research whereas the IC characteristics of subscale 2. suggests further development is required, including the evaluation of additional items.

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Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2016 15:09
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URI: http://bucks.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/9408

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