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The Use of the Short-Form Alcohol Dependence Data Questionnaire (SADD) in Brazilian Alcoholic Patients *
Article first published online: 24 JAN 2006
British Journal of Addiction
Volume 80, Issue 3, pages 301–305, September 1985
How to Cite
Jorge, M. R. and Masur, J. (1985), The Use of the Short-Form Alcohol Dependence Data Questionnaire (SADD) in Brazilian Alcoholic Patients . British Journal of Addiction, 80: 301–305. doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.1985.tb02543.x
- Issue published online: 13 FEB 2010
- Article first published online: 24 JAN 2006
The possibility of applying the short-form Alcohol Dependence Data questionnaire (SADD) to an interview situation was tested in an alcoholic sample. This was in contrast to using the self-completion questionnaire as was originally proposed.
The correlation between the SADD, when applied to an interview situation and the SADD, when used as a self-completion questionnaire, as evaluated by the Spearman correlation coefficient, was r= 0.81. A test-retest reliability using the self-completed form provided a correlation of r= 0.90. Split-half reliability obtained far both the interview and self-completion questionnaire yielded correlations of r= 0.88 and r= 0.82 respectively. The interview version of the SADD can, therefore, be utilised with illiterate subjects. Furthermore, it has provided data showing that the SADD clearly discriminated between a sample of normal volunteers (n= 55) and a sample of alcoholics (n= 50).