Hana Sovinová

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AIM The primary aim of the study is to examine the psychometric properties and the structure of the Czech version of the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT), and to estimate the rate of risky, harmful and problematic alcohol consumers. METHODS AND SAMPLE Two large data sets were analyzed. The first was based on the application of the AUDIT(More)
AIMS To document the attitudes of general practitioners (GPs) from eight European countries to alcohol and alcohol problems and how these attitudes are associated with self-reported activity in managing patients with alcohol and alcohol problems. METHODS A total of 2345 GPs were surveyed. The questionnaire included questions on the GP's demographics,(More)
OBJECTIVE Self-reports of alcohol consumption among patients visiting an emergency department (ED) have been used extensively in the investigation of the relationship between drinking and injury. Little is known, however, about the associations between validity of self-reports with patient and injury characteristics and whether these relationships vary(More)
OBJECTIVE There are little data available on the performance of brief screening instruments for alcohol-use disorders cross-nationally; therefore, we analyzed the performance of one such instrument in a number of countries. METHOD Performance of the RAPS4 for tolerance and the RAPS4-QF for heavy drinking are analyzed from emergency room data across 13(More)
OBJECTIVES To show selected findings from the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) conducted in Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. METHODS Representative sample of 16918 school children aged 13-15 years; data were obtained through uniform questionnaires. The fieldwork was conducted in 2002 and 2003. RESULTS Age at initiation of smoking was(More)
BACKGROUND While the validity of self-reported consumption based on blood alcohol concentration (BAC) has been found to be high in emergency room (ER) samples, little research exists on the estimated number of drinks consumed given a BAC level. Such data would be useful in establishing a dose-response relationship between drinking and risk (e.g., of injury)(More)
OBJECTIVES The main objective of this work is to quantify the number of hospitalizations caused by smoking, estimate the costs of hospital treatment and to estimate contribution of smoking to mortality in the Czech Republic (CR) in 2002. METHODS The estimate of the proportion by which smoking contributed to hospitalizations and to mortality in the CR was(More)
The Czech Republic Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) is a school-based survey of students in grades 7-9, conducted in 2002. A two-stage cluster sample design was used to produce representative data for all of the Czech Republic. On a large sample of students (N=4,149) from 7-9th grade it reveals that smoking among children has been continually growing.(More)
BACKGROUND The Czech Republic is a member of the European Union (EU) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The EU has made tobacco use prevention a primary health issue and WHO European Region has adopted the European Strategy for Tobacco Control. The aim of the current study is to evaluate the status of tobacco use among adolescents in the Czech(More)
Optimizing Delivery of Health care Interventions (ODHIN) is an ongoing European project (EC, FP7) involving research institutions from 9 European countries using the implementation of Early Identification and Brief Intervention (EIBI) programmes for Hazardous and Harmful Alcohol Consumption (HHAC) in Primary Health Care (PHC) as a case study to better(More)