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Screening for alcohol use disorders in a genitourinary medicine setting.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22096057     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The new National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance cites genitourinary (GU) medicine clinics as one setting where screening for alcohol-use disorders should be part of routine clinical practice. Northumberland GU medicine service has routinely used the Fast Alcohol Screening Tool (FAST) since June 2009. An audit of all first attendees to the service in April 2010 (n = 256) was carried out. This audit found that the FAST questionnaire was acceptable to both patients and staff (uptake of 95.7%). Statistically significant associations between excessive alcohol and higher rates of unprotected sex (P < 0.01), an increased number of sexual partners (P < 0.01) and higher rates of sexually transmitted infection (STI) diagnosis (P < 0.05) were also demonstrated.
L Mitchell; L Lewis; J Hussey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of STD & AIDS     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1758-1052     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J STD AIDS     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-18     Completed Date:  2012-03-07     Revised Date:  2012-10-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9007917     Medline TA:  Int J STD AIDS     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  682-3     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
New Croft Centre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Alcoholism / diagnosis*
Health Services Research
Mass Screening / methods*
Middle Aged
Patient Acceptance of Health Care / statistics & numerical data
Sexual Behavior / statistics & numerical data
Sexually Transmitted Diseases / diagnosis*,  transmission
Young Adult
Comment In:
Int J STD AIDS. 2012 Apr;23(4):302   [PMID:  22581961 ]
Int J STD AIDS. 2012 Aug;23(8):607-8   [PMID:  22930306 ]

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