The PROMIS Smoking Initiative has the goal of developing, evaluating, and making widely available a set of items for assessing smoking behavior and the biopsychosocial constructs that can be used to predict smoking outcomes.
Reports and Articles - Data and Methods
Below are the most recent reports and articles from the RAND Drug Policy Research Center. Please visit our RAND Topics pages for a complete research archive on these and other drug policy-related research topics.RAND Topic Pages: Methodology
Using a Cross-Study Design to Assess the Efficacy of Motivational Enhancement Therapy-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 5 (MET/CBT5) in Treating Adolescents with Cannabis-Related Disorders 2011
Youth with marijuana problems who received a research-based treatment (motivational enhancement therapy plus cognitive behavioral therapy [MET/CBT5]) had better outcomes than similar youth treated in community-based programs.
Arkansas' Tobacco Settlement Proceeds Act invests the state's share of the tobacco Master Settlement Agreement funds in seven health-related programs. This report evaluates the activities and progress of each of the funded programs in achieving its goals and updates trends in outcome measures developed to monitor effects of the funded programs on smoking and other health-related outcome.
Creating a Developmentally Sensitive Measure of Adolescent Alcohol Misuse: An Application of Item Response Theory 2009
This study, funded by the US National Institute of Drug Abuse, evaluates the usefulness of item response theory to create a developmental alcohol misuse scale.
Simultaneous Recruitment of Drug Users and Men Who Have Sex with Men in the United States and Russia Using Respondent-Driven Sampling: Sampling Methods and Implications 2009
The Sexual Acquisition and Transmission of HIV Cooperative Agreement Program (SATHCAP) examined the role of drug use in the sexual transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from traditional high-risk groups.
Strengthening Prevention Performance Using Technology: A Formative Evaluation of Interactive Getting to Outcomes® 2009
This article reports on a formative evaluation of efforts to build community-based prevention capacity in two states (Tennessee and Missouri) using an Internet-based system known as interactive Getting To Outcomes® (iGTO).
The Tobacco Settlement Proceeds Act, passed by Arkansans in November 2000, invests Arkansas’ share of the tobacco Master Settlement Agreement funds in seven health-related programs. This report charts the progress of each program, updates trends in outcome measures developed to monitor effects of the funded programs on smoking and other health-related outcomes, and provides recommendations for future activities and funding.
Assessing Organizational Readiness and Change in Community Intervention Research: Framework for Participatory Evaluation 2006
This paper describes a study currently underway that uses a collaborative approach to assess organizational capacity to form partnerships around mental health and substance abuse care.
Documents the initiation and first two years of activity by the seven funded health-related programs set up under the Tobacco Settlement Proceeds Act, evaluates their progress, and makes recommendations for future program activities and funding.
Response Burden, Reliability, and Validity of the CAGE, Short MAST, and AUDIT Alcohol Screening Measures 1995
We administered the CAGE, the Short MAST, and the AUDIT to 832 clients at drinking driver treatment programs in Southern California.