IDENTIFYING HAZARDOUS OR HARMFUL ALCOHOL-USE IN MEDICAL ADMISSIONS - A COMPARISON OF AUDIT, CAGE AND BRIEF MAST

Citation
Dm. Mackenzie et al., IDENTIFYING HAZARDOUS OR HARMFUL ALCOHOL-USE IN MEDICAL ADMISSIONS - A COMPARISON OF AUDIT, CAGE AND BRIEF MAST, Alcohol and alcoholism, 31(6), 1996, pp. 591-599
Citations number
40
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Substance Abuse
Journal title
ISSN journal
0735-0414
Volume
31
Issue
6
Year of publication
1996
Pages
591 - 599
Database
ISI
SICI code
0735-0414(1996)31:6<591:IHOHAI>2.0.ZU;2-#
Abstract
Two hundred and forty new medical inpatients received the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT), CAGE and brief Michigan Alcohol ism Screening Test (brief MAST) questionnaires. Sensitivities when ide ntifying weekly drinkers of >14 units (women) or >21 units (men) were 93, 79 and 35%, respectively (P < 0.001). Sensitivities to >21 units ( women) or >28 units (men) were 100%, 94% and 47%. Routine screening of medical admissions with the AUDIT (cut-off score 8) is recommended.