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dc.contributor.authorGudjonsson, G.H
dc.contributor.authorHannesdottir, K
dc.contributor.authorAgustsson, T.P
dc.contributor.authorSigurdsson, J.F
dc.contributor.authorGudmundsdottir, A
dc.contributor.authorThordardottir, T
dc.contributor.authorTyrfingsson, T
dc.contributor.authorPetursson, H
dc.date.accessioned2008-03-31T13:29:08Z
dc.date.available2008-03-31T13:29:08Z
dc.date.issued2004-06-01
dc.date.submitted2008-03-31
dc.identifier.citationPsychology, Crime and Law 2004, 10(2)169-77en
dc.identifier.issn1068-316X
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10683160310001609979
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/22012
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractPeople who are experiencing alcohol withdrawal are disadvantaged in terms of their ability to cope with leading questions and interrogative pressure (i.e. interrogative suggestibility). What had not been studied previously was the relationship of the severity of alcohol withdrawal symptoms with suggestibility and compliance. Suggestibility and compliance scores, obtained during the first week of hospital admission, were correlated with the severity of alcohol symptoms measured on a daily basis over a 7-day period in a group of 393 patients attending treatment for alcohol abuse problems. Separate analyses were performed for the male and female patients. Significant gender differences emerged. Among males, alcohol withdrawal symptoms correlated positively with suggestibility and compliance across days. In contrast, among the females alcohol withdrawal symptoms were not significantly correlated with suggestibility and compliance, but were related to confabulations in memory recall. The findings suggest that in relation to psychological vulnerabilities during questioning, alcohol withdrawal symptoms are associated with different psychological factors in males and females. The findings have implications for the potential unreliability of information obtained from people interviewed during alcohol withdrawal
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dc.publisherBrunner - Routledge (US)en
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dc.subject.meshAlcoholismen
dc.subject.meshSex Characteristicsen
dc.subject.meshSubstance-Related Disordersen
dc.titleThe relationship of alcohol withdrawal symptoms to suggestibility and complianceis
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalPsychology crime and lawen
html.description.abstractPeople who are experiencing alcohol withdrawal are disadvantaged in terms of their ability to cope with leading questions and interrogative pressure (i.e. interrogative suggestibility). What had not been studied previously was the relationship of the severity of alcohol withdrawal symptoms with suggestibility and compliance. Suggestibility and compliance scores, obtained during the first week of hospital admission, were correlated with the severity of alcohol symptoms measured on a daily basis over a 7-day period in a group of 393 patients attending treatment for alcohol abuse problems. Separate analyses were performed for the male and female patients. Significant gender differences emerged. Among males, alcohol withdrawal symptoms correlated positively with suggestibility and compliance across days. In contrast, among the females alcohol withdrawal symptoms were not significantly correlated with suggestibility and compliance, but were related to confabulations in memory recall. The findings suggest that in relation to psychological vulnerabilities during questioning, alcohol withdrawal symptoms are associated with different psychological factors in males and females. The findings have implications for the potential unreliability of information obtained from people interviewed during alcohol withdrawal


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