Effectiveness of structured questionnaires for screening heavy drinking in middle-aged women.

@article{Aalto2006EffectivenessOS,
  title={Effectiveness of structured questionnaires for screening heavy drinking in middle-aged women.},
  author={Mauri Aalto and Mervi Tuunanen and Pekka Sillanaukee and Kaija Sepp{\"a}},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  year={2006},
  volume={30 11},
  pages={1884-8}
}
BACKGROUND There is a need for an effective and feasible alcohol screening instrument. The aim of the study was to evaluate how the abbreviated versions of the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) questionnaire perform in comparison with the original AUDIT and what the optimal cutoffs are when screening for heavy drinking among women. METHODS All the 40-year-old women in the city of Tampere, Finland, are invited yearly for a health screening. From 1 year, data from 894 women… CONTINUE READING

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