Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12530/56254
Title: MULTICAGE CAD-4 for behavioral addiction screening: Structural validity after inclusion of a scale on smartphone abuse
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[Teresa Rodriguez-Monje, Ma] Primary Care Management Madrid Hlth Serv, Community Of Madrid, Spain
[Rodriguez-Alonso, Elias] Primary Care Management Madrid Hlth Serv, Community Of Madrid, Spain
[Fernandez-Giron, Mercedes] Primary Care Management Madrid Hlth Serv, Community Of Madrid, Spain
[Pastor-Ramos, Victoria] Primary Care Management Madrid Hlth Serv, Community Of Madrid, Spain
[Mateo-Madurga, Alicia] Primary Care Management Madrid Hlth Serv, Community Of Madrid, Spain
[del Cura-Gonzalez, Isabel] Primary Care Management Madrid Hlth Serv, Community Of Madrid, Spain
[Sanz-Cuesta, Teresa] Primary Care Management Madrid Hlth Serv, Community Of Madrid, Spain
[Arana-Canedo, Celina] Primary Care Management Madrid Hlth Serv, Community Of Madrid, Spain
[Paz Sanchez-Salgad, Ma] Primary Care Management Madrid Hlth Serv, Community Of Madrid, Spain
[Ana Escriva-Ferrairo, Rosa] Primary Care Management Madrid Hlth Serv, Community Of Madrid, Spain
[Pedrero-Perez, Eduardo J.] City Council Madrid, Madrid Salud, Madrid, Spain
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Issue Date: 1-Jan-2019
Publisher: Univ murcia
Abstract: Addictive behaviors are not limited to drugs use, but also include certain daily behaviors that can cause gratification. Their progression to more severe pathological patterns entails grave consequences for the individual, including multiple psychopathological manifestations. The early detection of this type of behavior is of concern to primary health care. Therefore, in order to detect risk at early stages, reliable and valid tools for daily practice are essential. The MULTICAGE CAD-4 questionnaire is a screening tool for simultaneously detecting addictive behaviors. This study includes a new scale for the detection of smartphone abuse. The objective is to evaluate the adequacy of its psychometric properties. A sample of 2,074 subjects that were recruited from primary care centers of Madrid (Spain) completed the MULTICAGE CAD-4 questionnaire. A confirmatory factor analysis, using unweighted least squares method, was performed. The test showed good internal consistency both at item and scale levels. The questionnaire structure was consistent with theoretical expectations. The MULTICAGE CAD-4, including the new smartphone scale, is a robust, reliable tool with a valid structure for assessing the presence of dysfunctional or potentially addictive behaviors, and especially useful in primary health care services.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12530/56254
ISSN: 0212-9728
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