Validation of the alcohol use identification test in a prison sample living in the Arabian Gulf region
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.
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.
||muslim prisoners||Male||19 - 62||
United Arab Emirates
Measure does not require training
Less than 5 min