Cannabis Use Disorders Identification Test-Revised

Cannabis Use Disorders Identification Test-Revised

Definition

The Cannabis Use Identification Test-Revised (CUDIT-R) is a brief cannabis misuse-screening tool, which is widely used to identify cannabis use problems. When a cannabis misuse screening tool, the CUDIT, was originally published it was noted that although it performed well there was concern about individual items. A revised CUDIT-R was developed containing 8 items, two each from the domains of consumption, cannabis problems (abuse), dependence, and psychological features. Although the psychometric adequacy of the original CUDIT was confirmed, the CUDIT-R was shorter and had equivalent or superior psychometric properties. High sensitivity (91%) and specificity (90%) were achieved.

Domains

Substance Use, Cannabis Use

Administrations

Self-administered

Assessment type

Clinical

Assessment modes

Questionnaire

Eligibility

Adolescents, Adults

Estimated time

2 to 4 minutes

Attribution

Adamson, Kay-Lambkin, Baker, Lewin, Thornton, Kelly, and Sellman. (2010). An Improved Brief Measure of Cannabis Misuse: The Cannabis Use Disorders Identification Test – Revised (CUDIT-R). Drug and Alcohol Dependence (In Press).