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Validation of the instrument Global Appraisal of Individual Needs - Short Screener for Brazilian use

Grant number: 11/00226-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2011
Effective date (End): December 31, 2011
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Nursing - Psychiatric Nursing
Principal researcher:Márcia Aparecida Ferreira de Oliveira
Grantee:Heloisa Barboza Paglione
Home Institution: Escola de Enfermagem (EE). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The use of legal drugs like alcohol and tobacco are currently part of the prominent public health issues in Brazil, although the population has often demonstrated more concerns with the consumption of illegal drugs such as crack, cocaine and marijuana. Data from national surveys show that our reality of drug use is similar to other countries, although it has some peculiarities that must be respected in the development of prevention programs, which are appropriate for our population. The GAIN Short Screener, which takes 5 minutes to administer, aims to rapidly identify the population who may have mental disorders (psychiatric disorders, internal and external disorders caused by substance use or problems with crime and violence). The GAIN-SS suggests the need for referral to treatment systems, and also has the functionality to measure periodically to assess changes in health during the course of time. Based on what has been stated above, the study aims to validate the instrument GAIN Short screnner for use in Brazil, measuring the properties of reliability and content validity of this instrument.

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
CLARO, HELOISA GARCIA; FERREIRA DE OLIVEIRA, MARCIA APARECIDA; DE ALMEIDA LOPES FERNANDES, IVAN FILIPE; TITUS, JANET C.; TARIFA, ROSANA RIBEIRO; ROJAS, THAIS FERNANDES; PINHO, PAULA HAYASI. Internal Consistency and Convergent Validity of the Portuguese Versions of the Global Appraisal of Individual Needs-Initial and Short Screener. JOURNAL OF ADDICTIONS NURSING, v. 27, n. 4, p. 241-246, OCT-DEC 2016. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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