Validation of the sensation scale, a measure of subjective physiological responses to alcohol

Stephen A. Maisto, Gerard J. Connors, Jalie A. Tucker, Janice B. McCollam, Vincent J. Adesso

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Abstract

The Sensation Scale was originally constructed to measure the subjective experience of physiological changes following alcohol consumption. Reduction of the original scale of 31 variables on the basis of face validity resulted in six 'factors' comprising 26 variables and one 'other' factor. These sortings are shown to have good interrater reliability. Furthermore, evidence is presented from two experiments that five of the six factors discriminated between nonalcoholic male subjects who drank either a beverage containing a moderate dose of alcohol or a nonalcoholic beverage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-43
Number of pages7
JournalBehaviour Research and Therapy
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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