Measuring alcohol intoxication: the development, reliability and validity of an observational instrument.

@article{Teplin1985MeasuringAI,
  title={Measuring alcohol intoxication: the development, reliability and validity of an observational instrument.},
  author={Linda A. Teplin and George Lutz},
  journal={Journal of studies on alcohol},
  year={1985},
  volume={46 6},
  pages={459-66}
}
This study presents an observational instrument designed to assess the presence or absence of alcohol intoxication as well as the level of intoxication. The Alcohol Symptom Checklist (ASC) was validated by comparing the blood alcohol level (BAL) of 672 subjects with the ASC score. The correlation between BAL and ASC for the final version of the scale was .84; alpha reliability = .92; interrater reliability = .93; and mean interitem correlation = .51. These results confirm the scale's… CONTINUE READING

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