Attitudes Scale on Alcohol, Alcoholism, and Persons With Alcohol Use Disorders

Divane De Vargas, Madeline A. Naegle

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Background The Attitudes Scale on Alcohol, Alcoholism, and Persons with alcohol use disorders ("Escala de Atitudes Frente ao Álcool, ao Alcoolismo e ao Persons with alcohol use disorders"[EAFAA]) is an instrument designed to measure attitudes toward alcohol, alcoholism, and persons with alcohol use disorders. It has been validated in Portuguese and Spanish. Objective The purpose of this study was to examine the psychometric properties and factor structure of the American English version of the EAFAA (EAFAA-AEV). Methods One hundred eighty-seven participants (nurses = 101 and nursing students = 86) completed the EAFAA-AEV. Results Confirmatory factor analysis resulted in a four-factor solution, supporting the original factor structure of the EAFAA. The scale has shown good internal consistency and reliability for the four factors. The total scale had a Cronbach's alpha of.85 and a McDonald's omega of.87. Conclusion The EAFAA-AEV has similarly strong psychometric properties as the original version, suggesting that it is a reliable tool to identify attitudes toward alcohol and related issues among American-English-speaking nurses and nursing students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E2-E7
JournalJournal of Addictions Nursing
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023


  • Alcohol
  • Alcoholism
  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Psychological Tests
  • Validation Studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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