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Parent Involvement - NSDUH

Tool
Number of Questions
5
Creator(s) of Tool
Complete measurement tool reference: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Results from the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary of National Findings, NSDUH Series H-41, HHS Publication No. (SMA) 11-4658. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2011.
Scoring / Benchmarking
Scoring:
Before analyzing the data, code answer options as follows:
0=Never
1=Seldom
2 = Sometimes
3 = Always

Average scores can be created by summing the response values and dividing by the total number of responses. Higher scores indicate higher parent involvement.

When estimating the proportion of participants who report having talked with their parents about tobacco, alcohol, or drugs, exclude respondents who answered “don’t know or can’t say”.

Benchmarks:
No formal benchmarks are available.
Background / Quality
Note: The methods of computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI) conducted by interviewer and audio computer-assisted self-interviewing (ACASI) were used when administering this tool. This provides a highly private and confidential means of responding to questions to increase the level of honest reporting of illicit drug use and other sensitive behavior. This methodology used in NSDUH has been shown to produce more valid results than other self report methods (e.g., by telephone). Asking these questions in person may not be as effective; thus a self report questionnaire format may be most desirable in lieu of the CAPI or ACASI methods.

Other studies that have used this tool include:
Hedden, S.L., Martins, S.S., Malcolm, R.J., Floyd, L., Cavanaugh, C.E., & Latimer, W.W. (2010). Patterns of illegal drug use among an adult alcohol dependent population: Results from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 106(2-3), 119-125. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2009.08.002

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Results from the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary of National Findings, NSDUH Series H-41, HHS Publication No. (SMA) 11-4658. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2011. Available at: http://oas.samhsa.gov/NSDUH/2k10NSDUH/2k10Results.htm

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies (2002). State Estimates of Substance Use from the 2000 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse: Volume I—Findings. Rockville, MD. Available at:
http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/2k9state/Cover.pdf
Is there a cost associated with this tool?
No

The parent involvement items included in this tool are part of the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). This survey is used primarily to measure the prevalence, as well as correlates, of drug use in the United States. Data from the NSDUH provide national and state-level estimates on the use of tobacco products, alcohol, illicit drugs (including non-medical use of prescription drugs) and mental health in the United States. The data are collected through interviews with household members age 12 and older.  However, this tool can be administered as a self-report questionnaire.

NSDUH is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an agency of the U.S. Public Health Service in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Research Triangle Institute (RTI), an independent, nonprofit research organization, has carried out the study design, sample selection, data collection, data processing, analysis, and reporting since 1988. For more information, go to: https://nsduhweb.rti.org/

 
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