V B Altshuler

  • Citations Per Year
Learn More
This project explores the cross-national construct validity of the Alcohol Dependence Syndrome. The investigation also examines basic psychometric properties of the Alcohol Dependence Scale (ADS), an instrument commonly employed to measure dependence. Subjects consisted of inpatients and outpatients in American and Russian alcoholism treatment programs.(More)
Using items from the Composite International Diagnostic Interview, dimensionality of the alcohol dependence syndrome was assessed in clinical samples in the United States and Russia. In both groups, a single-factor model provided a high degree of goodness of fit thus demonstrating cross-cultural coherence of the construct. The item dealing with narrowing of(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the relationship between alcohol consumption and cerebral atrophic changes. MATERIAL AND METHODS Forty-four second stage alcoholic patients at the age of 30-55 years were examined using magneto-resonance imaging of the brain combined with psychological testing of cognitive functions and the TLFB technique. Based on the TLFB technique,(More)
  • 1