Narkoloģisko pacientu sociālā intelekta rādītāji

Translated title of the contribution: Social Intelligence Indicators for Substance Use Disorder Patients

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Introduction. As pointed out by researchers [Scheier, et al., 1999; Orosova, Gajdosova, 2009; Ham,Garcia, 2010], social intelligence skills are closely related to alcohol and drug use – the lower the skills, the higher the risk for an individual to use drugs and vice versa – substance abuse leads to impairments in social intelligence skills.
Aim. The aim of the study is to estimate indicator changes of Social Intelligence (SI) of substance use disorder (SUD) patients.
Material and methods. Selection of research was composed by 374 respondents with diagnosis of SUD (F10.2–F19.2, ICD-10), mean age 39.3 yrs. (SD = 11.0); 66.0% – male; 82.1% – alcoholics. Instruments: Trømso Social Intelligence Scale, TSIS [Silvera, et al., 2001]. Scale of SI consists of 21 items, building 3 factors: Social information processing (SP), social skills (SS), social awareness (SA). Descriptive and conclusive statistical methods were used for data processing.
Results and conclusions. Statistically significant (p ≤ 0.05) lower indicators are the case for patients (male and female) Social awareness scale and total SI, compared with the control group respondents. Alcohol and drug addicted men and women’s SI comparison, using descriptive and conclusive statistics,
shows that male drug addicts have higher (p ≤ 0.05) indicators regarding Social skills scale and total SI than alcoholics. Women show no differences when compared by addiction types. Further researches are necessary by using more objective methods to investgate further psychosocial functioning of substance
use disorders patients.
Translated title of the contributionSocial Intelligence Indicators for Substance Use Disorder Patients
Original languageLatvian
Title of host publicationZinātniskie raksti
Subtitle of host publication2013. gada medicīnas nozares pētnieciskā darba publikācijas: Internā medicīna. Ķirurģija. Medicīnas bāzes zinātnes. Stomatoloģija. Farmācija
Place of PublicationRīga
PublisherRīgas Stradiņa universitāte
ISBN (Print)978-9984-793-56-6
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameRSU Zinātniskie raksti
ISSN (Print)1407-9453


  • pacients
  • narkoloģiskā palīdzība
  • sociālais intelekts

Field of Science*

  • 3.1 Basic medicine
  • 5.1 Psychology

Publication Type*

  • 3.2. Articles or chapters in other proceedings other than those included in 3.1., with an ISBN or ISSN code


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