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Psychometric Properties of the Arabic Version of the Drug Use Disorders Identification Test (DUDIT) in Clinical, Prison Inmate, and Student Samples



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Abstract

PURPOSE: The study aimed to validate the Arabic version of the Drug Use Disorders Identification Test (DUDIT) by (1) assessing its factor structure, (2) determining structural validity, (3) evaluating item-total and inter-item correlation, and (4) assessing its predictive validity. METHOD: The study population included 169 prison inmates, 51 patients with clinical diagnosis of substance used disorder, and 53 students (N = 273). All participants completed the self-report version of the Arabic DUDIT. After exploratory factor analysis, internal consistency of the Arabic DUDIT was determined and external validation was performed. RESULTS: Principal factor analysis showed that Arabic DUDIT exhibited only one factor, which explained 66.9% of the variance. Reliability based on Cronbach's alpha was .95. When compared to the DSM-IV substance use disorder diagnosis in a clinical sample, DUDIT had an area under the curve (AUC) of .98, with a sensitivity of .98 and a specificity of .90. CONCLUSION: The Arabic version of DUDIT is a valid and reliable tool for screening for drug use in Arabic-speaking countries.


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Sfendla, A., et al., Psychometric Properties of the Arabic Version of the Drug Use Disorders Identification Test (DUDIT) in Clinical, Prison Inmate, and Student Samples. 2017. 24(2): p. 280-287.


Methodology

Methods Condition Gender Age Country Setting Sample size
substance dependent patients from medical and psychological prevention center Male 19 - 56 Morocco
Healthcare Facility 54
prison inmates Male 15 - 92 Morocco
Other 169
high school Male 17 Morocco
Education Institute 96

Number of items

11 items

Training

Measure does not require training

Required time

Less than 5 min

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