Accession Number:

ADA055524

Title:

A Methodological Approach to Measuring the Meaning of Alcoholism.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CALIF

Report Date:

1975-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

Seventy-nine men were studied at the Alcohol Rehabilitation Unit, Naval Hospital, San Diego to develop a multiple dimensional measure of the impact of alcohol on a patients life. Extent of drinking, withdrawal symptoms, financial difficulties and interpersonal impact were examined separately and together in a composite score. A reasonable measure of the impact of alcohol on a patients life may be developed. Work problems, a family history of drinking, motives for drinking, somatic complaints, drinking patterns and interpersonal problems were related to intensity of alcoholic involvement. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE