Validación empírica del CRAFFT Abuse Screening Test en una muestra de adolescentes españoles

  1. Antonio Rial 1
  2. Sion Kim-Harris 2
  3. John R. Knight 2
  4. Manuel Araujo 1
  5. Patricia Gómez 1
  6. Teresa Braña 1
  7. Jesús Varela 1
  8. Sandra Golpe 1
  1. 1 Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

    Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

    Santiago de Compostela, España


  2. 2 Boston Children’s Hospital. Harvard Medical School
Adicciones: Revista de socidrogalcohol

ISSN: 0214-4840

Ano de publicación: 2019

Volume: 31

Número: 2

Páxinas: 160-169

Tipo: Artigo

Outras publicacións en: Adicciones: Revista de socidrogalcohol


The CRAFFT Substance Abuse Screening Instrument, developed by the Center for Adolescents Substance Abuse Research (CeASAR) (Knight et al., 1999), is a screening tool for high-risk alcohol and drug risk consumption designed for use with adolescents. Since its publication it has been the subject of translations and validations in different countries, populations and contexts that have demonstrated its enormous potential. However, there is still no empirical validation study that would ensure its good psychometric performance in Spain. The aim of this paper is to develop an adapted version of the CRAFFT in Spanish and to analyze its psychometric properties in a sample of Spanish adolescents. For this purpose an individual interview was conducted on 312 adolescents aged between 12 and 18 years of age (M = 15.01; SD = 1.83) from the Galician community. The interview included a part of the Adolescent Diagnostic Interview (ADI) and the Problem Oriented Screening Instrument for Teenagers (POSIT). The results obtained, similar to those found in other countries, allow us to report that the Spanish version of the CRAFFT has a good psychometric behaviorproperties. It was found to have a satisfactory internal consistency with a Cronbach’s alpha value of .74. In terms of sensitivity and specificity, values of 74.4% and 96.4% respectively, were obtained and the area under the ROC curve was .946. The Spanish version of the CRAFFT is made available to researchers and professionals in the field of addictive behaviors, so that it can be used with the necessary psychometric guarantees.

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