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Decisional Balance Scoring

ALCOHOL SCORING

20 Item Version

Pros of Drinking    Cons of Drinking
    2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 17, 19, 20     1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 18

To get the average number of Pros endorsed, add up the total number of points from the items and divide by 10.
Pros of Drinking Alcohol = Sum of items (2+4+7+9+11+14+16+17+19+20) / 10

To get the average number of Cons endorsed, add up the total number of points from  the items and divide by 10.
Cons of Drinking Alcohol = Sum of items (1+3+5+6+8+10+12+13+15+18) / 10

To calculate the difference score, subtract the Cons from the Pros.  If the number is positive, the individual is endorsing more Pros than Cons for drinking alcohol.  If the number is negative, the individual is endorsing more Cons then Pros for drinking alcohol.

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SMOKING SCORING

20 Item Version

Pros of Smoking Cons of Smoking
1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20

To get the average number of Pros endorsed, add up the total number of points from the items and divide by 10.
Pros of Smoking = Sum of items (1+3+5+7+9+11+13+15+17+19) /10

To get the average number of Cons endorsed, add up the total number of points from  the items and divide by 10.
Cons of Smoking = Sum of items (2+4+6+8+10+12+14+16+18+20) / 10

To calculate the difference score, subtract the Cons from the Pros.  If the number is positive, the individual is endorsing more Pros than Cons for smoking.  If the number is negative, the individual is endorsing more Cons then Pros for smoking.

6 Item Version

Pros of Smoking Cons of Smoking
1, 3, 5 2, 4, 6

To get the average number of Pros endorsed, add up the total number of points from the items and divide by 3.
Pros of Smoking = Sum of items (1+3+5) / 3

To get the average number of Cons endorsed, add up the total number of points from  the items and divide by 3.
Cons of Smoking = Sum of items (2+4+6) / 10

To calculate the difference score, subtract the Cons from the Pros.  If the number is positive, the individual is endorsing more Pros than Cons for smoking.  If the number is negative, the individual is endorsing more Cons then Pros for smoking.

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WEIGHT LOSS SCORING

20 Item Version

Pros of Losing Weight Cons of Losing Weight
2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19

To get the average number of Pros endorsed, add up the total number of points from the items and divide by 10.
Pros of Weight Loss = Sum of items (2+4+6+9+10+12+14+16+18+20) / 10

To get the average number of Cons endorsed, add up the total number of points from  the items and divide by 10.
Cons of Weight Loss = Sum of items (1+3+5+7+9+11+13+15+17+19) / 10

To calculate the difference score, subtract the Cons from the Pros.  If the number is positive, the individual is endorsing more Pros than Cons for weight loss.  If the number is negative, the individual is endorsing more Cons then Pros for weight loss.

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DRUG SCORING

20 Item Version

Pros of Using Drugs    Cons of Using Drugs
   2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 17, 19, 20    1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 18

To get the average number of Pros endorsed, add up the total number of points from the items and divide by 10.
Pros of Drug Use= Sum of items (2+4+7+9+11+14+16+17+19+20) / 10

To get the average number of Cons endorsed, add up the total number of points from the items and divide by 10.
Cons of Drug Use = Sum of items (1+3+5+6+8+10+12+13+15+18) / 10

To calculate the difference score, subtract the Cons from the Pros.  If the number is positive, the individual is endorsing more Pros than Cons for using drugs.  If the number is negative, the individual is endorsing more Cons then Pros for using drugs.

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REDUCED DRINKING – DELTA PROJECT SCORING

10 Item Version

Pros of Alcohol Cons of Alcohol
2, 3, 6, 9, 10 1, 4, 5, 7, 8

To get the average number of Pros endorsed, add up the total number of points from the items and divide by 5.
Pros of Alcohol Use= Sum of items (2+3+6+9+10) / 5

To get the average number of Cons endorsed, add up the total number of points from  the items and divide by 5.
Cons of Alcohol Use = Sum of items (1+4+5+7+8) / 5

To calculate the difference score, subtract the Cons from the Pros.  If the number is positive, the individual is endorsing more Pros than Cons for drinking alcohol.  If the number is negative, the individual is endorsing more Cons then Pros for drinking alcohol.