The use of the severity of alcohol dependence questionnaire (SADQ) on a sample of problem drinkers presenting at a district general hospital
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Severity of alcohol dependence and patients' consistency of responses to the Severity of Alcohol Dependence Questionnaire (SADQ) were investigated in a sample of 127 problem drinkers, presenting to either medical or psychiatric services of a district general hospital. Nearly 2/3 of the sample were found to be mild to moderate drinkers. Intercorrelations of the sections of the questionnaire were highly significant for the total sample. However, in mildly dependent drinkers, consistency between sections was less marked. Implications for treatment and research are discussed.
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Potamianos, G., Gorman, D. M., Duffy, S. W., & Peters, T. J.