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PubMed | Hospital Universitari Vall dHebron, Autonomous University of Barcelona and Institute Clinic Of Neurociencies
Type: | Journal: Journal of attention disorders | Year: 2015

To estimate the prevalence of ADHD in adult patients treated for alcohol dependence and to analyze the characteristics of consumption and psychiatric comorbidity, in function of a possible ADHD in adulthood.We administered the Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS) to 726 alcohol-dependent patients. Clinical diagnosis, following Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed., text rev.; DSM-IV-TR) criteria was made in the first four weeks of treatment. A subsample of 297 patients was evaluated using Conners Adult ADHD Diagnostic Interview for DSM-IV (CAADID-II) to test the psychometric properties of ASRS.After analyzing the properties of the ASRS (sensitivity: 83.3%; specificity: 66.1%), the prevalence of ADHD, in the whole sample, was estimated to be 16.2%. Being younger, lifetime history of cocaine dependence and the presence of an affective, anxiety or personality disorder were associated with a possible ADHD.The estimated prevalence of ADHD in patients being treated for alcohol dependence is high, and the presence of a possible ADHD in adulthood is associated with an increase in psychiatric comorbidity.


PubMed | Institute Clinic Of Neurociencies
Type: Comparative Study | Journal: Medicina clinica | Year: 2011

To validate four instruments to detect domestic violence in health-care settings against external criteria -Index of Spouse Abuse (ISA), Psychological Maltreatment of Women Inventory short form (PMWI-SF), Woman Abuse Screening Tool (WAST), Partner Violence Screen (PVS)- and to assess the concordance and compare the diagnostic accuracy.This was a case-control study. The study sample was recruited from primary care and domestic violence centers. The ISA, PMWI-SF, WAST and PVS were administered to 223 controls and 182 intimate partner violence cases. Received Operating Characteristic (ROC) curve analysis was carried out. Measures were compared in terms of ROC curves and overall agreement.The areas under the curve (AUC) were: ISA 0.99 (IC 95%, 0.98-0.99), PMWI-SF 0.98 (IC 95% 0.97-0.99), WAST 0.95 (IC 95% 0.93-0.97), PVS 0.91 (IC 95% 0.87-0.94). The overall agreement between the four tools was excellent (Fleiss Kappa=0.82). The ISA and the PMWI-SF performed slightly better than WAST, and these three instruments performed better than PVS for detecting domestic violence. The PVS had lower concordance values with the other instruments.The four instruments demonstrated adequate diagnostic accuracy and overall agreement for detect domestic violence. Some overestimation of sensitivity may occur due to different source of cases.

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