Purpose: The JAVAA-Q (questionnaire) and JAVAA-I (interview) are designed to provide a consistent assessment for evaluating employees' work readiness following a positive test for alcohol or other drugs, after an incident involving substances, or upon completion of treatment for alcohol and other drug addictions.
The JAVAA-Q is a 75-item multiple-choice questionnaire to be completed by the employee. Most clients can complete the form in 20 minutes. Scoring takes about 5 minutes. The JAVAA-Q can be completed before the interview with the counselor.
The JAVAA-I is a semi-structured interview, which allows for recording both open-ended client responses and clinician ratings of key elements in the evaluation process. The interview can be completed in about 30 minutes.
Both the questionnaire and interview cover:
· insight into the substance-related problem
· adequacy of a recovery plan
· the status or recognition from the job
· attitudes about the job
· relationships with coworkers
· desire to return to work
· emotional well-being
· anger resolution
· perceived support for recovery
Scoring and Interpretation: A scoring template facilitates scoring of the JAVAA-Q. Interpretation of findings should be done in the context of a return-to-work interview conducted by a trained professional. The JAVAA-I provides a general rating of each of the interview dimensions. Use of both the interview and questionnaire provides a means of comparing the consistency of reporting by the employee. JAVAA summary forms document the findings for the initial assessment, treatment outcome, and final case disposition.
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