The Windsor Clinic Alcohol Withdrawal Assessment Scale (WCAWAS): investigation of factors associated with complicated withdrawals.

@article{Metcalfe1995TheWC,
  title={The Windsor Clinic Alcohol Withdrawal Assessment Scale (WCAWAS): investigation of factors associated with complicated withdrawals.},
  author={Paul James Metcalfe and M Sobers and Michael W Dewey},
  journal={Alcohol and alcoholism},
  year={1995},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={367-72}
}
A new scale for measuring the severity of the alcohol withdrawal syndrome has been developed. The Windsor Clinic Alcohol Withdrawal Assessment Scale (WCAWAS) has more objective criteria than its parent scales and has high inter-rater reliability and concurrent validity. This article describes the development of the WCAWAS and its use in an investigation of which factors were associated with complicated withdrawals in 142 consecutive patients admitted for detoxification. Multivariate analyses… CONTINUE READING