"College Alcohol Project", Brian McCabe, PhD, PI

Reliable, valid instruments of alcohol problems are required for continued research of alcohol use among college students.

One such instrument is the College Alcohol Problems Scale (CAPS). This brief, 8-item scale assesses both personal and social problems related to drinking. The CAPS has been validated for college students in English, but no Spanish translation is available. This study developed a Spanish language version of the CAPS using a translation-back translation approach. Recruitment in collaboration with Florida International University was completed in Fall 2016. An article has been published using this data, and analysis to inform other projects is ongoing.