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Identifying hazardous or harmful alcohol use in medical admissions: a comparison of audit, cage and brief mast.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9010550     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Two hundred and forty new medical inpatients received Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT), CAGE and brief Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (brief MAST) questionnaires. Sensitivities when identifying 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.
Authors:
D MacKenzie; A Langa; T M Brown
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Alcohol and alcoholism (Oxford, Oxfordshire)     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0735-0414     ISO Abbreviation:  Alcohol Alcohol.     Publication Date:  1996 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-04-15     Completed Date:  1997-04-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8310684     Medline TA:  Alcohol Alcohol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  591-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Royal Edinburgh Hospital, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Alcoholic Intoxication / epidemiology*
Alcoholism / epidemiology*
Comorbidity
Female
Great Britain / epidemiology
Hospitals, General / statistics & numerical data
Humans
Male
Mass Screening / statistics & numerical data*
Middle Aged
Patient Admission / statistics & numerical data*
Personality Inventory / statistics & numerical data*
Psychometrics
Reproducibility of Results

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