A measure of the intensity of response to alcohol to screen for alcohol use disorders in primary care

Citation
Jb. Daeppen et al., A measure of the intensity of response to alcohol to screen for alcohol use disorders in primary care, ALC ALCOHOL, 35(6), 2000, pp. 625-627
Citations number
5
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Clinical Psycology & Psychiatry","Neurosciences & Behavoir
Journal title
ALCOHOL AND ALCOHOLISM
ISSN journal
0735-0414 → ACNP
Volume
35
Issue
6
Year of publication
2000
Pages
625 - 627
Database
ISI
SICI code
0735-0414(200011/12)35:6<625:AMOTIO>2.0.ZU;2-O
Abstract
Alcohol-dependent subjects tend to report lower level of response to alcoho l (LR) in the years before the disorder developed, compared to control subj ects. The Self-Rating of the Effects of alcohol (SRE) score is a quick and valid retrospective estimate of LR. This study examined the associations be tween alcohol abuse or dependence and early experience of alcohol as measur ed on retrospective SRE score (relating to the first five times alcohol was imbibed), and the presence of alcohol abuse or dependence, in patients att ending primary care. Higher Early SRE score (i.e. greater early tolerance o f alcohol) was obtained in patients with an alcohol-related diagnosis than in patients without those diagnoses. Using a cut-off of 2 on the Early SRE score, the Early SRE score could discriminate between patients with and wit hout an alcohol diagnosis with moderate to high sensitivity (84%) and modes t specificity (57%).