ERIC Number: EJ846166
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
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Construct and Differential Item Functioning in the Assessment of Prescription Opioid Use Disorders among American Adolescents
Wu, Li-Tzy; Ringwalt, Christopher L.; Yang, Chongming; Reeve, Bryce B.; Pan, Jeng-Jong; Blazer, Dan G.
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, v48 n5 p563 May 2009
DSM-IV's hierarchical distinction between abuse of and dependence on prescription opioids is not supported since the symptoms of abuse in adolescents are not less severe than dependence. The finding is based on the examination of the DSM-IV criteria for opioid use disorders using item response theory.
Descriptors: Test Bias, Adolescents, Item Response Theory, Drug Abuse, Drug Use, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Clinical Diagnosis, Classification
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