Samer Roumani

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BACKGROUND The impact of alcohol use has been widely studied and is considered a public health issue. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) recommends Screening and Brief Intervention and Referral Treatment (SBIRT), but the actual practice in the Emergency Department (ED) is constrained due to limited provider time and financial(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to assess drinking patterns of Spanish-speaking patients using a bilingual computerized alcohol screening and brief intervention (CASI) tablet computer equipped with the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT). METHODS This retrospective study was conducted in a tertiary university hospital emergency(More)
Trauma patient readiness-to-change score and its relationship to the Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT) score were assessed in addition to the feasibility of computerized alcohol screening and brief intervention (CASI). A bilingual computerized tablet for trauma patients was utilized and the data were analyzed using Stata. Twenty-five percent(More)
INTRODUCTION The primary objective was to identify the most common reasons for intending to cut back on alcohol use, in emergency department (ED) and trauma patient populations. The secondary objective was to determine the association between reason to cut back on alcohol and education level. METHODS We conducted the study at a level one trauma center in(More)
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