Factor Structure of CIWA-Ar in Alcohol Withdrawal

Praharaj, Samir Kumar (2014) Factor Structure of CIWA-Ar in Alcohol Withdrawal. Journal of Addiction, 2014. pp. 1-8.

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Abstract

Objective . To identify the underlying factor structure of alcohol withdrawal syndrome, as measured with CIWA-Ar. Methods . Exploratory factor analysis was conducted on the items of CIWA-Ar. On 201 alcohol-dependent male patients seeking treatment for alcohol withdrawal at 36 hours of abstinence. Results . A three-factor solution was obtained that accounted for 68.74% of total variance. First factor had loading from four items (34.34% variance), second factor also had four items (24.25% variance), and the third had two items (10.04% variance). Conclusions . Factor analysis reveals the existence of multidimensionality of alcohol withdrawal as measured with CIWA-Ar and we found three factors that can be named as delirious, autonomic and nonspecific factors

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Psychiatry
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2014 06:54
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2014 06:54
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/139372

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