Assessment Summary

Substance Abuse Questionnaire - Adult Probation III (SAQ-APIII)

The SAQ-Adult Probation III is used in many adult probation departments throughout the United States and in some Canadian Provinces. It has been administered to over 189,000 probationers and is appropriate for misdemeanor and felony assessment.

The SAQ-Adult Probation III has impressively demonstrated reliability, validity and accuracy, which has been repeatedly shown in doctorate level research. This test meets and exceeds these professionally accepted standards.

The SAQ-Adult Probation III has 149 items, takes 30 to 35 minutes to complete and has seven measures (scales):

  1. Truthfulness Scale
  2. Violence (Lethality) Scale
  3. Antisocial Scale
  4. Aggressiveness Scale
  5. Alcohol Scale
  6. Drug Scale
  7. Stress Coping Abilities Scale

Experienced probation officers and treatment professionals agree that early screening, problem identification and matching of problem severity with appropriate treatment intensity facilitates positive attitudinal and behavioral change. Review the seven SAQ-Adult Probation III scales as they provide a comprehensive probationer profile. The Stress Coping Abilities Scale screens for established emotional and mental health problems in a nonoffensive way. The SAQ-Adult Probation III is widely used in probation departments throughout the United States.

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