Inter-relations between cognitive factors in the prediction of outcome among chronic alcoholics
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameDoctor of Philosophy
This thesis is concerned with the role of cognitive dysfunction and other psychological processes in mediating the treatment outcome of hospitalized alcoholics. The research involves identifying antecedent correlates of cognitive dysfunction measured during hospitalization, and determining the relationship of this dysfunction to therapy involvement and post-treatment functioning. A further concern lies in the identification of other factors (demographic, social, and psychological), that influence these dependent measures, and their importance in this respect, relative to that of cognitive dysfunction.