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Validation of the alcohol use identification test in a prison sample living in the Arabian Gulf region



Article type: Published article

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess the utility of the Arabic translation of the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) among a sample of male Muslim prisoners (N = 107) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Confirmatory factor analysis indicated a two-factor model to be the best fit of the data. Good internal reliability (alpha =.91) and predictive validity were also observed. While the limitations of the study are observed, these promising results suggest that the Arabic version of the AUDIT is a reliable and sound measure of alcohol use disorders among prisoners in the UAE.


Full citation

AlMarri TS, Oei TP, Amir T. Validation of the alcohol use identification test in a prison sample living in the Arabian Gulf region. Substance use & misuse. 2009;44(14):2001-13.


Methodology

Methods Condition Gender Age Country Setting Sample size
muslim prisoners Male 19 - 62 United Arab Emirates
Other 107

Number of items

10 items

Training

Measure does not require training

Required time

Less than 5 min

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tayyibaalmarri@gmail.com






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