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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 8-12

The Severity of Alcohol Dependence Data Questionnaire : Modification and Validation


1 Senior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry 605006, India
2 Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry 605006, India

Correspondence Address:
John Abraham
Senior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry 605006
India
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With introduction of the concept of alcohol dependence syndrome, scales specifically to measure dependence were developed and used in clinical and research settings. 12 questions from The Severity of Alcohol Dependence Data Questionnaire were translated into the Iccal language and was administered to 70 patients referred to the deaddiction centre. The trans 'ated version showed good evidence of internal validity, criterion validity and external validity.



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