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Concurrent validity of the alcohol use disorders identification test (AUDIT)

Show simple item record de Silva, P. en_US Jayawardana, P. en_US Pathmeswaran, A. en_US 2014-10-29T09:25:43Z 2014-10-29T09:25:43Z 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Alcohol and Alcoholism (oxford). 2008; 43(1): pp.49-50 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0735-0414 (Print) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1464-3502 (Electronic) en_US
dc.description Indexed in MEDLINE
dc.description.abstract AIMS: To determine cut-offs for the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) 10-item questionnaire, differentiating hazardous drinking (HZD) and alcohol use disorders (AUD) from low risk drinking (LRD), and AUD from HZD and LRD among married men in a Sri Lankan sample. METHODS: Using 62 low risk drinkers and 88 each from hazardous drinkers and AUD, the AUDIT instrument was compared with adapted and translated versions of a beverage-specific, quantity-frequency questionnaire, and the alcohol use module of the Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI), and two receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves were plotted. RESULTS: The area under the ROC curves to differentiate HZD + AUD from LRD and AUD from HZD + LRD were 0.96 (95% CI: 0.94-0.99) and 0.97 (95% CI: 0.95-0.99) respectively. The cut-off values of 7 and 16 were observed to have the best trade-offs between sensitivity, specificity, the ratio of positive likelihood to negative likelihood ratios, and positive predictive values. CONCLUSION: The AUDIT could be used to screen for LRD, HZD, and AUD among Sinhalese married men in Sri Lanka.
dc.publisher Oxford University Press en_US
dc.title Concurrent validity of the alcohol use disorders identification test (AUDIT) en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.department Public Health en_US
dc.creator.corporateauthor Medical Council on Alcoholism en_US
dc.creator.corporateauthor Medical Council on Alcohol en_US

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