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Alcohol Alcohol. 2002 Sep-Oct;37(5):444-50.

A comparison of alcohol screening instruments among under-aged drinkers treated in emergency departments.

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  • 1University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Abstract

AIMS:

Few studies have examined the adequacy of adult-validated alcohol screening measures when used with adolescents and young adults. A total of 103 subjects (55 males, 48 females) participated in a study of alcohol use among under-aged drinkers conducted in two emergency departments.

METHODS:

Participants completed three brief screening instruments for problematic alcohol use: the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT); a modified version of the TWEAK; and the CAGE.

RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS:

Missing data on the TWEAK, lower internal consistency for the TWEAK and CAGE, and the better ability of the AUDIT to differentiate problem drinkers from non-problem drinkers, suggest that the AUDIT performs best in screening for problematic alcohol use among under-aged drinkers treated in emergency departments.

PMID:
12217936
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