A I Alterman

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Addiction Severity Index Recent and Lifetime summary indexes based on nonparametric item response theory methods
    Arthur I Alterman
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, PA, USA
    Psychol Assess 19:119-32. 2007
  2. ncbi Varying results for immunoassay screening kits for cotinine level
    Arthur I Alterman
    Treatment Research Center, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and Behavioral Health, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 16:256-9. 2002
  3. ncbi Alcohol dependence and abuse in three groups at varying familial alcoholism risk
    Arthur I Alterman
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 70:336-43. 2002
  4. pmc Reliability and validity of the alcohol short index of problems and a newly constructed drug short index of problems
    Arthur I Alterman
    Center for Studies of Addiction, University of Pennsylvania, 3440 Market Street, Suite 370, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 70:304-7. 2009
  5. ncbi The validity of the interviewer severity ratings in groups of ASI interviewers with varying training
    A I Alterman
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Addiction 96:1297-305. 2001
  6. ncbi Short- and long-term smoking cessation for three levels of intensity of behavioral treatment
    A I Alterman
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 15:261-4. 2001
  7. pmc Measurement of mental health in substance use disorder outpatients
    Arthur I Alterman
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 39:408-14. 2010
  8. ncbi A comparison of the predictive validity of four sets of baseline ASI summary indices
    A I Alterman
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and Department of Psychiatry, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 15:159-62. 2001
  9. ncbi Comparison of embedded and isolated administrations of the California Psychological Inventory's Socialization subscale
    Arthur I Alterman
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3440 Market Street, Suite 370, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Psychol Assess 15:64-70. 2003
  10. ncbi Prediction of 7 months methadone maintenance treatment response by four measures of antisociality
    A I Alterman
    University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Treatment Research Center, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 49:217-23. 1998

Detail Information

Publications43

  1. ncbi Addiction Severity Index Recent and Lifetime summary indexes based on nonparametric item response theory methods
    Arthur I Alterman
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, PA, USA
    Psychol Assess 19:119-32. 2007
    ..NIRT-based methods were able to add to findings produced previously by classical psychometric methods and appear to offer promise for the psychometric analysis of complex, mixed-format instruments such as the ASI-5...
  2. ncbi Varying results for immunoassay screening kits for cotinine level
    Arthur I Alterman
    Treatment Research Center, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and Behavioral Health, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 16:256-9. 2002
    ..The findings indicate that use of screening ELISA/EIA for urine cotinine can detect unreported cases of smoking in former patients, but that care is needed in selecting a laboratory for conducting these tests...
  3. ncbi Alcohol dependence and abuse in three groups at varying familial alcoholism risk
    Arthur I Alterman
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 70:336-43. 2002
    ..The WGM model temporal onset findings versus DSM-IV and the high lifetime diagnostic rates obtained suggest some limitations of the DSM-IV diagnoses...
  4. pmc Reliability and validity of the alcohol short index of problems and a newly constructed drug short index of problems
    Arthur I Alterman
    Center for Studies of Addiction, University of Pennsylvania, 3440 Market Street, Suite 370, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 70:304-7. 2009
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  5. ncbi The validity of the interviewer severity ratings in groups of ASI interviewers with varying training
    A I Alterman
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Addiction 96:1297-305. 2001
    ....
  6. ncbi Short- and long-term smoking cessation for three levels of intensity of behavioral treatment
    A I Alterman
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 15:261-4. 2001
    ..Group differences approached statistical significance at 9 weeks and were statistically significant at both 26 and 52 weeks. The cost of LI treatment was $308, that of MI was $338, and the HI treatment cost was $582...
  7. pmc Measurement of mental health in substance use disorder outpatients
    Arthur I Alterman
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 39:408-14. 2010
    ..Correlations between MH attributes and recent life problems of patients with SUD generally supported the concurrent validity of the MH measures...
  8. ncbi A comparison of the predictive validity of four sets of baseline ASI summary indices
    A I Alterman
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and Department of Psychiatry, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 15:159-62. 2001
    ....
  9. ncbi Comparison of embedded and isolated administrations of the California Psychological Inventory's Socialization subscale
    Arthur I Alterman
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3440 Market Street, Suite 370, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Psychol Assess 15:64-70. 2003
    ....
  10. ncbi Prediction of 7 months methadone maintenance treatment response by four measures of antisociality
    A I Alterman
    University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Treatment Research Center, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 49:217-23. 1998
    ..None of the predictors were significantly associated with self reported improvement in the CSs. The PCL-R and CPI-So were more successful in predicting outcomes than the two behavior-based measures...
  11. ncbi Reliability and validity of the Cocaine Selective Severity Assessment
    K M Kampman
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA
    Addict Behav 23:449-61. 1998
    ..The CSSA appears to be a reliable and valid measure of cocaine abstinence symptoms and a useful predictor of negative outcomes in cocaine dependence treatment...
  12. ncbi Validity of the psychopathy checklist-revised in male methadone patients
    M J Rutherford
    University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Piladelphia, 19104, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 44:143-9. 1997
    ..Results provide evidence of construct validity for the PCL-R, particularly total and Factor 2 scores, in male methadone patients...
  13. ncbi Gender differences in the relationship of antisocial personality disorder criteria to Psychopathy Checklist-Revised scores
    M J Rutherford
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, PA 19104, USA
    J Pers Disord 12:69-76. 1998
    ..Adult APD, however, had a stronger relationship to the Total and Factor 1 PCR-R scores in women compared to men, whereas child APD criteria were significantly related, although weakly, to Factor 1 scores for men, but not for women...
  14. ncbi Amantadine in the treatment of cocaine-dependent patients with severe withdrawal symptoms
    K M Kampman
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvannia School of Medicine, Philadelphia, 19104, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 157:2052-4. 2000
    ..The study examined the effectiveness of amantadine in reducing cocaine withdrawal symptoms and improving treatment outcome among cocaine-dependent patients in outpatient treatment...
  15. ncbi The relationship of psychiatric comorbidity to treatment outcomes in methadone maintained patients
    J S Cacciola
    The University of Pennsylvania Medical School Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Center for the Studies of Addiction, Building 3, University and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 61:271-80. 2001
    ..Admission and month 7 substance use were, for the most part, not related to psychiatric comorbidity, although there was a trend indicating more treatment attrition for participants with personality disorders...
  16. ncbi Random versus nonrandom assignment in the evaluation of treatment for cocaine abusers
    J R McKay
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 66:697-701. 1998
    ..Findings suggest that randomized studies of treatment for cocaine abuse may produce somewhat larger estimates of improvement than what is observed in more typical treatment situations...
  17. ncbi Nicodermal patch adherence and its correlates
    A I Alterman
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 53:159-65. 1999
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  18. ncbi Treatment services received by supplemental security income drug and alcoholic clients
    A I Alterman
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Treatment Research Center, 3900 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 18:209-15. 2000
    ..The data are consistent with other findings that indicate that treatment for substance dependence provides only limited services other than those for alcohol and drug abuse...
  19. ncbi Baseline prediction of 7-month cocaine abstinence for cocaine dependence patients
    A I Alterman
    Treatment Research Center, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3900 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 59:215-21. 2000
    ..The findings point to the difficulty of predicting long-term outcomes in cocaine dependent patients based on baseline information and to the importance of obtaining objective data on cocaine use...
  20. ncbi The effectiveness of two intensities of psychosocial treatment for cocaine dependence
    D M Coviello
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and VA Medical Center, 3900 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 61:145-54. 2001
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  21. ncbi Cocaine withdrawal symptoms and initial urine toxicology results predict treatment attrition in outpatient cocaine dependence treatment
    K M Kampman
    University of Pennsylvania Treatment Research Center, 3900 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 15:52-9. 2001
    ..The presence of cocaine withdrawal symptoms and a positive urine toxicology screen are clinically useful predictors of treatment attrition...
  22. ncbi Effectiveness of propranolol for cocaine dependence treatment may depend on cocaine withdrawal symptom severity
    K M Kampman
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 63:69-78. 2001
    ..Propranolol may be useful only for the treatment of cocaine dependent patients with severe cocaine withdrawal symptoms...
  23. ncbi The Addiction Severity Index at 25: origins, contributions and transitions
    A Thomas McLellan
    The Treatment Research Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Addict 15:113-24. 2006
    ..Finally, some recent ASI data collected from over 8,400 patients admitted to a nationally representative sample of U.S. addiction treatment programs are presented...
  24. ncbi A community-based trial of vocational problem-solving to increase employment among methadone patients
    D A Zanis
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 21:19-26. 2001
    ..Unemployment remains a common problem among methadone patients. This study examined the effectiveness of the Vocational Problem-Solving Skills (VPSS) intervention to help unemployed methadone patients obtain employment...
  25. ncbi A psychometric evaluation of the Defense Style Questionnaire in methadone patients
    M J Rutherford
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    J Pers Disord 12:119-25. 1998
    ..Findings from this investigation stress the importance of requiring and evaluating the psychometric integrity of an instrument before employing it in research...
  26. ncbi Familial risk for alcoholism and self-reported psychopathology
    A I Alterman
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 14:19-28. 2000
    ..Finally, statistically controlling for normal variations in response style reduced the number of group differences, although the same patterns persisted...
  27. ncbi Predictive validity of the Addiction Severity Index's composite scores in the assessment of 2-year outcomes in a methadone maintenance population
    G B Bovasso
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 15:171-6. 2001
    ..The results support the predictive validity of most of the ASI CSs as measures of specific problems as well as the validity of the multidimensional construct on which the ASI is based...
  28. ncbi Continuing care for cocaine dependence: comprehensive 2-year outcomes
    J R McKay
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 67:420-7. 1999
    ..In addition, patients with current cocaine or alcohol dependence on entering continuing care who received RP had better cocaine use outcomes in Months 1-6 and better alcohol use outcomes in Months 13-24 than those in STND...
  29. ncbi The prediction of violent and nonviolent criminal behavior in a methadone maintenance population
    Gregory B Bovasso
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, USA
    J Pers Disord 16:360-73. 2002
    ..The DSM construct and diagnosis of Antisocial Personality Disorder may be enhanced by greater emphasis on personality traits associated with antisocial behavior...
  30. pmc Posttraumatic stress disorder and other psychopathology in substance abusing patients
    John S Cacciola
    The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Center for Studies of Addiction, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 101:27-33. 2009
    ..The findings suggest that it is not PTSD per se, but the frequent co-occurrence of PTSD and other psychopathology that largely accounts for previously reported greater problem severity of SUD patients with PTSD...
  31. ncbi Initial reliability and validity studies of the revised Treatment Services Review (TSR-6)
    John S Cacciola
    University of Pennsylvania Center for Studies of Addiction, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA The Treatment Research Institute, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 92:37-47. 2008
    ..Report the results of initial reliability and validity analyses for a revised Treatment Services Review (TSR-6) instrument which measures a broader range of services than the original TSR...
  32. ncbi Adding a nicotine blocking agent to cigarette tapering
    Peter Gariti
    Treatment Research Center, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 27:17-25. 2004
    ..Biochemically confirmed abstinence rates at followups did not differ between treatment groups (AD&C = 10%, 13%, 10% vs. PD&C = 3%, 10%, 13%). There is not enough evidence to suggest a Stage II trial...
  33. ncbi Initial evidence for the reliability and validity of a "Lite" version of the Addiction Severity Index
    John S Cacciola
    University of Pennsylvania Center for Studies of Addiction, 3440 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 87:297-302. 2007
    ..To evaluate the psychometric properties of a shortened version of the baseline ASI-5, the ASI-L-VA...
  34. pmc A randomized trial of oral naltrexone for treating opioid-dependent offenders
    Donna M Coviello
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA coviello
    Am J Addict 19:422-32. 2010
    ..The study provides limited support for the use of oral naltrexone for offenders who are not closely monitored by the criminal justice system...
  35. ncbi The effectiveness of outreach case management in re-enrolling discharged methadone patients
    Donna M Coviello
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3900 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 85:56-65. 2006
    ..The aim of this project was to evaluate the effectiveness of outreach case management for post-discharged methadone patients...
  36. ncbi Detecting smoking following smoking cessation treatment
    Peter Gariti
    Department of Psychiatry, Treatment Research Center, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3900 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 65:191-6. 2002
    ..These findings suggest that use of urine analysis for COT may lead to more accurate but lowered measured abstinence rates...
  37. ncbi Cocaine withdrawal severity and urine toxicology results from treatment entry predict outcome in medication trials for cocaine dependence
    Kyle M Kampman
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    Addict Behav 27:251-60. 2002
    ..Urine toxicology results and CSSA scores obtained at treatment entry are useful predictors of outcome in outpatient cocaine dependence treatment...
  38. ncbi The role of family history in addiction severity and treatment response
    Donna M Coviello
    Treatment Research Center, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 26:303-13. 2004
    ..However, when accounting for baseline differences, the regression analyses demonstrated that familial risk was not predictive of drug treatment outcomes after 6 months of methadone maintenance treatment...
  39. ncbi Validating a dipstick method for detecting recent smoking
    Peter Gariti
    University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center Group, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 6178, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 11:1123-5. 2002
    ..The findings have implications for investigators who accept self-reported smoking status without biochemical verification...
  40. ncbi Comparison of outcomes by gender and for fee-for-service versus managed care: a study of nine community programs
    A I Alterman
    The PENN VA Center for Studies of Addiction and the Treatment Research Institute, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3900 Chestnut Street, 19104, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 19:127-34. 2000
    ..The only difference noted was that patients treated via managed care showed more improvement in the drug area. The need for further evaluation of the effects of managed care is emphasized...
  41. ncbi Predicting DSM-IV dependence diagnoses from Addiction Severity Index composite scores
    Samuel H Rikoon
    Treatment Research Institute, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 31:17-24. 2006
    ..We recommend strategies for using ASI CSs as a diagnostic screening instrument in both research and treatment delivery environments...
  42. ncbi Alcoholism treatment after liver transplantation: lessons learned from a clinical trial that failed
    R M Weinrieb
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    Psychosomatics 42:110-6. 2001
    ..Barriers to posttransplant alcoholism included infirmity, intensive medical management, and denial for alcoholism treatment. Because 30%-50% of alcoholic patients drink after transplant, the authors suggest using MET alone pretransplant...
  43. ncbi State-level treatment outcome studies using administrative databases
    A I Alterman
    DeltaMetrics and University of Pennsylvania, Center for Studies of Addiction, USA
    Eval Rev 25:162-83. 2001
    ..The utility of these databases can be enhanced by coupling them with clinical research treatment outcome evaluation approaches...