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ERIC Number: EJ901178
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1554-2998
UNCOPE: Evaluation of a Brief Screen for Detecting Substance Dependence among Juvenile Justice Populations
Urofsky, Robert I.; Seiber, Eric; Hoffmann, Norman G.
Journal of School Counseling, v5 n17 2007
School counselors need a quick and effective means for determining substance use risk levels among their student population. The current study investigates sensitivity and specificity of a six-item screen, the UNCOPE, with a sample of adjudicated adolescents. Analysis reveals that the UNCOPE screen possesses suitable sensitivity and specificity to make it acceptable for routine screening applications. While caution must be exercised in applying the UNCOPE to general school populations, the results show a promising potential for it to serve as a tool for school counselors. Further research should examine the sensitivity and specificity of the UNCOPE screen with diverse student populations. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
Journal of School Counseling. Montana State University, College of Education, Health and Human Development, P.O. Box 172940, Bozeman, MT 59717. Tel: 406-994-4133; Fax: 406-994-1854; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A