Open Access Open Access  Restricted Access Subscription Access
Open Access Open Access Open Access  Restricted Access Restricted Access Subscription Access

Self and Informant Reports of Personality Traits in a Middle-Aged Alcohol Dependent Woman


Affiliations
1 Centre for Addiction Medicine, National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, Bangalore, India
     

   Subscribe/Renew Journal


The present case report examines the relationship between self and informant reports of personality traits with alcohol dependence in a 54-year-old married woman from Bangalore. The tools administered were the Mini Neuropsychiatric Interview Schedule (MINI; Sheehan et al., 1998); Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT, Indian adaptation; Pal, Jena,&Yadav, 2004); and the NEO-Pl-R (Forms, Costa,& McCrae, 1992). All tools were administered in Kannada. The results revealed significant differences between the way the participant perceived herself and how the informant viewed her personality traits. Furthermore, the participant obtained high mean scores in neuroticism and was low in agreeableness, personality traits that are implicated in alcohol studies. The findings highlight the significance of examining alcohol use disorders among middle-aged women in India by incorporating multiple sources of information on personality that would facilitate clinicians in developing age and gender appropriate treatment decisions.

Keywords

Personality Traits, Informant, Alcohol, Middle-Age.
Subscription Login to verify subscription
User
Notifications
Font Size


Abstract Views: 46

PDF Views: 0




  • Self and Informant Reports of Personality Traits in a Middle-Aged Alcohol Dependent Woman

Abstract Views: 46  |  PDF Views: 0

Authors

Gitanjali Narayanan
Centre for Addiction Medicine, National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, Bangalore, India

Abstract


The present case report examines the relationship between self and informant reports of personality traits with alcohol dependence in a 54-year-old married woman from Bangalore. The tools administered were the Mini Neuropsychiatric Interview Schedule (MINI; Sheehan et al., 1998); Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT, Indian adaptation; Pal, Jena,&Yadav, 2004); and the NEO-Pl-R (Forms, Costa,& McCrae, 1992). All tools were administered in Kannada. The results revealed significant differences between the way the participant perceived herself and how the informant viewed her personality traits. Furthermore, the participant obtained high mean scores in neuroticism and was low in agreeableness, personality traits that are implicated in alcohol studies. The findings highlight the significance of examining alcohol use disorders among middle-aged women in India by incorporating multiple sources of information on personality that would facilitate clinicians in developing age and gender appropriate treatment decisions.

Keywords


Personality Traits, Informant, Alcohol, Middle-Age.