Validation of the Cross-Cultural Alcoholism Screening Test (CCAST)

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Show simple item record Gorenc, KD Peredo, S Pacurucu, S Llanos, R Vincente, B Abreu, LF Paez, E López, R 2011-01-22T10:27:37Z 2011-01-22T10:27:37Z 1999
dc.identifier.issn 0188-0128
dc.description.abstract Background. When screening instruments that are used in the assessment and diagnosis of alcoholism of individuals from different ethnicities, some cultural variables based on norms and societal acceptance of drinking behavior can play an important role in determining the outcome. The accepted diagnostic criteria of current market testing are based on Western standards. Methods. In this study, the Munich Alcoholism Test (31 items) was the base instrument applied to subjects from several Hispanic-American countries (Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru), After the sample was submitted to several statistical procedures, these 31 items were reduced to a culture-free, 31-item test named the Cross-Cultural Alcohol Screening Test (CCAST). Results. The results of this Hispanic-American sample (n = 2,107) empirically demonstrated that CCAST measures alcoholism with an adequate degree of accuracy when compared to other available cross-cultural tests. Conclusions. CCAST is useful in the diagnosis of alcoholism in Spanish-speaking immigrants living in countries where English is spoken, CCAST can be used in general hospitals, psychiatric wards, emergency services and police stations. The test can be useful for other professionals, such as psychological consultants, researchers, and those conducting expertise appraisal. (C) 1999 IMSS, Published by Elsevier Science Inc. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Validation of the Cross-Cultural Alcoholism Screening Test (CCAST) en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.idprometeo 2605
dc.source.novolpages 30(5):399-410
dc.subject.wos Medicine, Research & Experimental
dc.description.index WoS: SCI, SSCI o AHCI
dc.subject.keywords alcohol diagnosis
dc.subject.keywords Munich Alcoholism Test (MALT)
dc.subject.keywords Cross-Cultural Alcoholism Screening Test (CCAST)
dc.subject.keywords validity
dc.subject.keywords reliability
dc.relation.journal Archives of Medical Research

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