Processes of Change Questionnaire- Alcohol version

Processes of Change Questionnaire- Alcohol version
 
40 item version
1.    I do something nice for myself for making efforts to change.
2.    I can talk with at least one special person about my drinking experiences.
3.    I get upset when I think about illnesses caused by drinking.
4.    I see signs in some public places trying to help people not drink.
5.    I stop to think about how my drinking is hurting people around me.
6.    I consider that feeling good about myself includes changing my drinking behavior.
7.    I remove things from my home or work that remind me of drinking.
8.    I calm myself when I get the urge to drink.
9.    I reward myself when I don’t give in to my urge to drink.
10.I have someone to talk with who understands my problems with alcohol.
11.Warnings about the health hazards of drinking have an emotional effect on me.
12.I use will power to stop from drinking.
13.I notice that people with alcohol problems are making known their desire not to be pressed to drink.
14.I am considering the idea that people around me would be better off without my problem drinking.
15.I read newspaper stories that may help me quit drinking.
16.I avoid situations that encourage me to drink.
17.I try to think about other things when I begin to think about drinking.
18.I have someone who listens when I want to talk about my drinking.
19.Stories about alcohol and its effects upset me.
20.I make myself aware that I can choose to overcome my drinking if I want to.
21.I find society changing in ways that make it easier for me to overcome my drinking problem.
22.I have strong feelings about how much my drinking has hurt the people I care about.
23.I become disappointed with myself when I depend on alcohol.
24.I look for information related to problem drinking.
25.I use reminders to help me not to drink.
26.I do something else instead of drinking when I need to deal with tension.
27.I don’t let myself have fun when I drink.
28.I have someone whom I can count on to help me when I’m ha‎ving problems with drinking.
29.I read newspaper stories that can affect me emotionally about my drinking.
30.I tell myself that if I try hard enough I can keep from drinking.
31.I stop and think that my drinking is causing problems for other people.
32.I feel more competent when I decide not to drink.
33.I seek out groups of people who can increase my awareness about the problems of drinking.
34.I stay away from places generally associated with my drinking.
35.I find that doing things is a good substitute for drinking.
36.I spend time with people who reward me for not drinking.
37.I make commitments to myself not to drink.
38.I see advertisements on television about how society is trying to help people not drink.
39.I think about the type of person I will be if I control my drinking.
40.I think about information that people have personally given me on the benefits of quitting drinking.
20 item version
1.    I reward myself when I don’t give in to my urge to use drink.
2.    I have someone to talk with who understands my problems with alcohol.
3.    I get upset when I think about illnesses caused by drinking.
4.    I am considering the idea that people around me would be better off without my problem drinking.
5.    I read newspaper stories that may help me quit drinking.
6.    I try to think about other things when I begin to think about drinking.
7.    I find society changing in ways that make it easier for me to overcome my drinking problem.
8.    I become disappointed with myself when I depend on alcohol.
9.    I look for information related to problem drinking.
10.I use reminders to help me not to drink.
11.I have someone whom I can count on to help me when I’m ha‎ving problems with drinking.
12.Stories about alcohol and its effects upset me.
13.I tell myself that if I try hard enough I can keep from drinking.
14.I stop to think about how my drinking is hurting people around me.
15.I feel more competent when I decide not to drink.
16.I stay away from places generally associated with my drinking.
17.I find that doing things is a good substitute for drinking.
18.I spend time with people who reward me for not drinking.
19.I make commitments to myself not to drink.
20.I see advertisements on television about how society is trying to help people not drink.
20 item version- DELTA PROJECT
1.    I get upset when I think about illnesses caused by drinking.
2.    I stop to think about how my drinking is hurting people around me.
3.    I reward myself when I don’t give in to my urge to drink too much.
4.    I have someone to talk with who understands my problems with alcohol.
5.    I am considering the idea that people around me would be better off without my problem drinking.
6.    I read newspaper stories that may help me avoid drinking too much.
7.    I try to think about other things when I begin to think about drinking.
8.    Stories about alcohol and its effects upset me.
9.    I find society changing in ways that make it easier for me to overcome my drinking problem.
10.I become disappointed with myself when I depend on alcohol.
11.I look for information related to problem drinking.
12.I use reminders to help me not to drink.
13.I have someone whom I can count on to help me when I’m ha‎ving problems with drinking.
14.I tell myself that if I try hard enough I can keep from drinking.
15.I feel more competent when I decide not to drink.
16.I stay away from places generally associated with my drinking.
17.I find that doing things is a good substitute for drinking.
18.I spend time with people who reward me for not drinking.
19.I make commitments to myself not to drink.
20.I see advertisements on television about how society is trying to help people not drink.
 
The Transtheoretical Model (TTM; Prochaska & DiClemente‚ 1983; Prochaska‚ DiClemente‚ & Norcross‚ 1992)
 
1=Never‚ 2=Seldom‚ 3=Occasionally‚ 4=Frequently‚ 5=Repeatedly
Experiential:
·         Consciousness Raising‚ 15‚ 24‚ 33‚ 40
·         Dramatic Relief 3‚ 11‚ 19‚ 29
·         Environmental Re-evaluation 5‚ 14‚ 22‚ 31
·         Self-Re-evaluation 6‚ 23‚ 32‚ 39
·         Social Liberation 4‚ 13‚ 21‚ 38
Behavioral:   
·         Contingency Management 1‚ 9‚ 27‚ 36
·         Counter Conditioning 8‚ 17‚ 26‚ 35
·         Helping Relationships 2‚ 10‚ 18‚ 28
·         Self-Liberation 12‚ 20‚ 30‚ 37
·         Stimulus Control 7‚ 16‚ 25‚ 34
20 Item Version
Experiential:
·         Consciousness Raising 5‚ 9
·         Dramatic Relief 3‚ 12
·         Environmental Re-evaluation 4‚ 14
·         Self Re-evaluation 8‚ 15
·         Social Liberation 7‚ 20
Behavioral:
·         Contingency Management 1‚ 18
·         Counter Conditioning 6‚ 17
·         Helping Relationships 2‚ 11
·         Self Liberation          13‚ 19
·         Stimulus Control 10‚ 16
DELTA PROJECT
Experiential   
·         Consciousness Raising 6‚ 11
·         Dramatic Relief 1‚ 8
·         Environmental Re-evaluation 5‚ 2
·         Self Re-evaluation 10‚ 15
·         Social Liberation 9‚ 20
Behavioral    
·         Contingency Management 3‚ 18
·         Counter Conditioning 7‚ 17
·         Helping Relationships 4‚ 13
·         Self Liberation 14‚ 19
·         Stimulus Control 12‚ 16
 
This instrument can be found at: http://habitslab.umbc.edu/processes-of-change-questionnaire/
 

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