Reliability of substance use disorder diagnoses among African-Americans and Caucasians.

  title={Reliability of substance use disorder diagnoses among African-Americans and Caucasians.},
  author={Joseph A. Horton and Wilson M. Compton and Linda Bauer Cottler},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  volume={57 3},
Cross cultural research on substance use disorders (SUD) demands diagnostic measures and criteria that apply equally well to persons of different ethnic backgrounds. To evaluate the reliability of SUD in different ethnic groups, comparisons were made of the one week test/retest agreement on DSM-IV lifetime dependence disorders for 196 African-American (AA) and 107 Caucasian (C) respondents using the Composite International Diagnostic Interview-Substance Abuse Module (CIDI-SAM). Overall we found… CONTINUE READING


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