Validity Verification of a Korean Version of Recovery Scale(Client Assessment Summary) for Alcoholics

알코올중독자의 회복척도 CAS(Client Assessment Summary) 한국어판의 타당도 검증

  • Rhee, Young-Sun (Division of Administration & Social Welfare, Chosun University) ;
  • Kim, Soo-Youn (Division of Social Welfare, Graduate School of Chosun University)
  • 이영선 (조선대학교 행정복지학부) ;
  • 김수연 (조선대학교 대학원 사회복지학과)
  • Received : 2016.09.05
  • Accepted : 2016.11.10
  • Published : 2016.11.30


This study investigates the validity of a Korean version of the Client Assessment Summary (CAS), which is a tool used to assess the recovery of alcoholics. We investigated the Korean CAS's suitability for use in assessing the scale of recovery scale of general alcoholics in Korea. In this study, we analyzed the data of 205 abstaining alcoholics in order to determine the validity of the Korean CAS. We undertook relationship analyses of CAS contents, reliability, and composition validity through factor analysis. In addition, we assessed ARS, abstinence period, abstinence self-efficacy, illness insight, and motivation change variables. The factor analysis results, performed after verification of content suitability by assessing 12 questions and 4 factors, confirmed the tool's composition validity, with the results showing relatively high values (R2 = 76.26%, communality ${\geq}0.6$, and KMO = 0.92). Moreover, internal consistency was acceptable (Cronbach's alpha = 0.92), and the correlations among ARS, abstinence self-efficacy, illness insight, and motivation change variables confirmed the validity of the Korean CAS. The proposed Korean CAS is expected to be useful when academically and clinically assessing the recovery of alcoholics; thereby, eventually contributing to successful recoveries from alcoholism.


Alcoholic;Client Assessment Summary;Recovery;Validity


Supported by : 조선대학교


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