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Automated telephone screening for problem drinking.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16608156     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: This study assessed test-retest reliability and criterion validity for an automated version of the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT), a screening tool for alcohol-related problems. Participants' willingness to use such a system to learn about and change their drinking behavior was also assessed. METHOD: Participants were 202 callers recruited through newspaper ads and flyers asking for volunteers concerned about their drinking and willing to help test a new method of screening and referral for alcohol problems. Participants were divided into two groups. The first group of subjects recruited received the Telephone-Linked Communications (TLC)-AUDIT twice, administered a week apart. The second group received the TLC-AUDIT once and a human-administered AUDIT once, also a week apart. RESULTS: Test-retest reliability was assessed in 102 participants; the intraclass correlation of AUDIT scores between both administrations was .87; kappa for nonproblem versus problem drinking (AUDIT score of 8 or above) was .89. The validity study compared the TLC-AUDIT scores of the next 100 participants to AUDIT questions administered by a human interviewer. The intraclass correlation was .94; kappa was .75. Seventy-five percent of all participants who screened positive for problem drinking agreed they would "talk to a computer again to learn more about your drinking pattern and how to deal with it". CONCLUSIONS: Automated telephone technology can be used to administer the AUDIT instrument with high levels of reliability and validity. This technology could be used to deliver behavioral change interventions.
Authors:
Amy Rubin; Jeffrey P Migneault; Lisa Marks; Edward Goldstein; Kevin Ludena; Robert H Friedman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of studies on alcohol     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0096-882X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Stud. Alcohol     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-26     Completed Date:  2006-09-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503813     Medline TA:  J Stud Alcohol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  454-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Addiction Services WEH 101, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, 16 Blossom Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA. arubin1@partners.org
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Alcoholism / epidemiology*
Automatic Data Processing*
Communication
Female
Humans
Male
Mass Screening / instrumentation*
Questionnaires
Reproducibility of Results
Telephone*

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