University of Rhode Island Change Assessment Scale (URICA) -Drug Version

University of Rhode Island Change Assessment Scale (URICA) -Drug Version
 
Drug Version 32 items
1.    As far as I’m concerned‚ I don’t have any problems that need changing.
2.    I think I might be ready for some self-improvement.
3.    I am doing something about the problems that had been bothering me.
4.    It might be worthwhile to work on my problem.
5.    I’m not the problem one. It doesn’t make much sense for me to consider changing.
6.    It worries me that I might slip back on a problem I have already changed‚ so I am looking for help.
7.    I am finally doing some work on my problem.
8.    I’ve been thinking that I might want to change something about myself.
9.    I have been successful in working on my problem but I’m not sure I can keep up the effort on my own.
10.At times my problem is difficult‚ but I’m working on it.
11.Trying to change is pretty much a waste of time for me because the problem doesn’t have to do with me.
12.I’m hoping that I will be able to understand myself better.
13.I guess I have faults‚ but there’s nothing that I really need to change.
14.I am really working hard to change.
15.I have a problem and I really think I should work on it.
16.I’m not following through with what I had already changed as well as I had hoped‚ and I want to prevent a relapse of the problem.
17.Even though I’m not always successful in changing‚ I am at least working on my problem.
18.I thought once I had resolved the problem I would be free of it‚ but sometimes I still find myself struggling with it.
19.I wish I had more ideas on how to solve my problem.
20.I have started working on my problem but I would like help.
21.Maybe someone or something will be able to help me.
22.I may need a boost right now to help me maintain the changes I’ve already made.
23.I may be part of the problem‚ but I don’t really think I am.
24.I hope that someone will have some good advice for me.
25.Anyone can talk about changing; I’m actually doing something about it.
26.All this talk about psychology is boring. Why can’t people just forget about their problems?
27.I’m struggling to prevent myself from ha‎ving a relapse of my problem.
28.It is frustrating‚ but I feel I might be ha‎ving a recurrence of a problem I thought I had resolved.
29.I have worries but so does the next guy. Why spend time thinking about them?
30.I am actively working on my problem.  
31.I would rather cope with my faults than try to change them.
32.After all I had done to try and change my problem‚ every now and then it comes back to haunt me.
Drug Version 24 items
1.    I’m not the problem one. It doesn’t make much sense for me to consider changing.
2.    I am finally doing some work on my problem.
3.    I’ve been thinking that I might want to change something about myself.
4.    At times my problem is difficult‚ but I’m working on it.
5.    Trying to change is pretty much a waste of time for me because the problem doesn’t have to do with me.
6.    I’m hoping that I will be able to understand myself better.
7.    I guess I have faults‚ but there’s nothing that I really need to change.
8.    I am really working hard to change.
9.    I have a problem and I really think I should work on it.
10.I’m not following though with what I had already changed as well as I had hoped‚ and I want to prevent a relapse of the problem.
11.Even though I’m not always successful in changing‚ I am at least working on my problem.
12.I thought once I had resolved the problem I would be free of it‚ but sometimes I still find myself struggling with it.
13.I wish I had more ideas on how to solve my problem.
14.Maybe someone or something will be able to help me.
15.I may need a boost right now to help me maintain the changes I’ve already made.
16.I may be part of the problem‚ but I don’t really think I am.
17.I hope that someone will have some good advice for me.
18.Anyone can talk about changing; I’m actually doing something about it.
19.All this talk about psychology is boring. Why can’t people just forget about their problems?
20.I’m struggling to prevent myself from ha‎ving a relapse of my problem.
21.It is frustrating‚ but I feel I might be ha‎ving a recurrence of a problem I thought I had resolved.
22.I have worries but so does the next guy. Why spend time thinking about them?
23.I am actively working on my problem.  
24.After all I had done to try and change my problem‚ every now and then it comes back to haunt me
 
The Transtheoretical Model (TTM; Prochaska & DiClemente‚ 1983; Prochaska‚ DiClemente‚ & Norcross‚ 1992)
 
34 item: Precontemplation (.71); Contemplation (.71); Action (.69);Maintenance (.52)‚ Belding et. al (1996)
12 item: Precontemplation (.55); Contemplation (.62); Action (.84); Maintenance (.35)‚ Rothfleisch‚ et. al (1998)
32 item: Precontemplation (.79); Contemplation (.83); Action (.85); Maintenance (.76)‚ Siegal et. al (2001)
 
1=Strongly Disagree‚ 2=Disagree‚ 3=Undecided‚ 4=Agree‚ 5=Strongly Agree
32 Item Versions
·         Precontemplation 1‚ 5‚ 11‚ 13‚ 23‚ 26‚ 29‚ 31 (omit)
·         Contemplation 2‚ 4 (omit)‚ 8‚ 12‚ 15‚ 19‚ 21‚ 24
·         Action 3‚ 7‚ 10‚ 14‚ 17‚ 20 (omit)‚ 25‚ 30
·         Maintenance 6‚ 9 (omit)‚ 16‚ 18‚ 22‚ 27‚ 28‚ 32
28 Item Versions
·         Precontemplation 1‚ 4‚ 9‚ 11‚ 20‚ 23‚ 26
·         Contemplation 2‚ 7‚ 10‚ 13‚ 17‚ 18‚ 21
·         Action 3‚ 6‚ 8‚ 12‚ 15‚ 22‚ 27
·         Maintenance 5‚ 14‚ 16‚ 19‚ 24‚ 25‚ 28
24 Item Versions
·         Precontemplation 1‚ 5‚ 7‚ 16‚ 19‚ 22
·         Contemplation 3‚ 6‚ 9‚ 13‚ 14‚ 17
·         Action 2‚ 4‚ 8‚ 11‚ 18‚ 23
·         Maintenance 10‚ 12‚ 15‚ 20‚ 21‚ 24
 
This instrument can be found at: http://habitslab.umbc.edu/urica/
 

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