Functioning of alcohol use disorders criteria among middle-aged and older adults: implications for DSM-5.

@article{Kuerbis2013FunctioningOA,
  title={Functioning of alcohol use disorders criteria among middle-aged and older adults: implications for DSM-5.},
  author={Alexis Noel Kuerbis and Brett T. Hagman and Paul Sacco},
  journal={Substance use & misuse},
  year={2013},
  volume={48 4},
  pages={309-22}
}
This study explored dimensionality and rank-order severity of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders fourth edition (DSM-IV) alcohol use disorder (AUD) criteria among adults 50+ years old. Secondary analysis was performed on data from individuals 50+ (N = 3,412) from the 2009 National Survey of Drug Use and Health. Confirmatory factor analyses (CFA) and item response theory (IRT) analyses were performed on the 11 AUD criteria. DSM-IV and DSM fifth edition (DSM-5… CONTINUE READING

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