Development of an Australian version of the Alcohol-Related Problems Survey: a comprehensive computerised screening tool for older adults.

@article{Bright2015DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of an Australian version of the Alcohol-Related Problems Survey: a comprehensive computerised screening tool for older adults.},
  author={Stephen J Bright and Arlene Fink and John C. Beck and Jim Gabriel and Dhiren Singh},
  journal={Australasian journal on ageing},
  year={2015},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={33-7}
}
AIM The Alcohol-Related Problems Survey (ARPS) reliably classifies drinking as non-hazardous, hazardous or harmful using scoring algorithms that consider quantity and frequency of alcohol use alone and in combination with health conditions, medication-use and functional status. Because it has been developed using a 14-g US standard drink, it is not valid in Australia where a standard drink contains 10 g of ethanol. METHOD We recalibrated the ARPS scoring algorithms for a 10-g Australian… CONTINUE READING

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