Discriminative validity of the MacAndrew Scale in settings with a high base rate of substance abuse.

@article{Gripshover1994DiscriminativeVO,
  title={Discriminative validity of the MacAndrew Scale in settings with a high base rate of substance abuse.},
  author={D L Gripshover and Caroline Dacey},
  journal={Journal of studies on alcohol},
  year={1994},
  volume={55 3},
  pages={303-8}
}
The discriminative validity of the MacAndrew Alcoholism Scale (MAC) was examined with regards to race and sex in a clinic with a high base rate of substance abusers. Subjects included 168 men (17 blacks, 151 whites) and 32 women (6 blacks, 26 whites). All subjects were assigned to either a psychoactive substance disorder group (n = 172) or no psychoactive substance disorder group (n = 28) based on DSM-III-R criteria. Using the optimal cutting score that provided the best overall accuracy, chi… CONTINUE READING

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