The Measurement of Mood Variability and Sustained Attention in Women With Alcohol Dependence.
The purpose of this study is to measure daily mood changes and to find out whether these mood changes are related to the ability to maintain attention on a task. Problems with mood are more common among women however, the association between symptoms of alcohol abuse and mood syndromes is inconsistent.
First we hypothesize that women with lifetime diagnoses of alcohol abuse will not demonstrate higher symptoms of anxiety, depression, neuroticism and mood variability than control groups. Second, that the severity of these symptoms will not correlate with performance on measures of sustained attention.
|Study Design:||Additional Descriptors: Psychosocial
Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||The Measurement of Mood Variability and Sustained Attention in Women With Alcohol Dependence.|
|Study Start Date:||February 2003|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||June 2004|
|Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, S7J 2H6|
|Principal Investigator:||Rudy Bowen, MD||University of Saskatchewan|