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The discriminant validity of alcohol use disorder in well-functioning men with hazardous alcohol use.
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PMID:  12970587     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to establish the discriminant validity of alcohol use disorder (AUD) diagnoses within a population of well-functioning male heavy drinkers. A group of 57 subjects with a consumption of at least 28 alcoholic units (AU)/week was recruited from wine-tasting clubs. Within this group, a comparison was made between those individuals who met the criteria of AUD and those who did not. We compared the subjective and objective health status and drinking habits of both groups. No significant differences were found between the individuals with AUD and those without AUD, or between individuals with alcohol dependence and those without AUD, except for their drinking pattern. These findings raise doubt of the discriminant validity of AUD diagnoses in well-educated heavy wine drinkers.
H de Bruijn; A Korzec; T Arndt; W van den Brink
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European addiction research     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1022-6877     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Addict Res     Publication Date:  2003 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-12     Completed Date:  2004-01-30     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9502920     Medline TA:  Eur Addict Res     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  182-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2003 S. Karger AG, Basel
Department of Psychiatry, St. Lucas Andreas Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Alcohol Drinking / epidemiology*
Alcohol-Related Disorders / diagnosis*,  epidemiology*
Alcoholism / diagnosis,  epidemiology
Chi-Square Distribution
Discriminant Analysis
Middle Aged
Statistics, Nonparametric

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