Structure, reliability, and predictive validity of the Texas Christian University correctional residential self-rating form at Intake in a residential substance abuse treatment facility

Sara E. Lowmaster, Leslie C. Morey, Kay L. Baker, Christopher J. Hopwood

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This study examined the structure and predictive validity of the Texas Christian University Correctional Residential Self-Rating Form at Intake in a court mandated inpatient substance abuse treatment facility (N = 729). Client characteristics such as treatment motivation and psychological and social functioning were examined as predictors of prospective behavioral outcomes including compliance with treatment program rules and guidelines as well as completion of the treatment program. Results suggest that a broad indicator of individuals' pretreatment motivation predicted their ability to complete the program. Treatment noncompliance, as measured by the number of rule infractions committed during the inpatient treatment, was significantly predicted by individuals' propensity to externalize their symptoms. Implications for the effective use of the CR SRF-Intake as a screener for potential treatment problems are discussed as well as possible targets for interventions in substance abuse populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)180-187
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Substance Abuse Treatment
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2010



  • Assessment
  • Court-mandated
  • Motivation
  • Noncompliance
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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