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

Tayyiba S.K. Almarri, Tian P.S. Oei, Taha Amir

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    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 (α=.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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2001-2013
    Number of pages13
    JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
    Volume44
    Issue number14
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 23 2009

    Keywords

    • AUDIT
    • Alcohol
    • Arab
    • Psychometric

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Health(social science)
    • Medicine (miscellaneous)
    • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
    • Psychiatry and Mental health

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