Validity of brief alcohol screening tests among adolescents: a comparison of the AUDIT, POSIT, CAGE, and CRAFFT.

@article{Knight2003ValidityOB,
  title={Validity of brief alcohol screening tests among adolescents: a comparison of the AUDIT, POSIT, CAGE, and CRAFFT.},
  author={John Rogers Knight and Lon Sherritt and Sion Kim Harris and Elizabeth C Gates and Grace Chu-Lin Chang},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  year={2003},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={
          67-73
        }
}
BACKGROUND Adolescents should be screened for alcohol misuse as part of routine care. The objective of this study was to compare the criterion validity of the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT), the Problem Oriented Screening Instrument for Teenagers substance use/abuse scale (POSIT), and the CAGE and CRAFFT questions among adolescents. METHODS Fourteen- to 18-year-old patients arriving for routine healthcare at a large, hospital-based adolescent clinic completed the four… CONTINUE READING

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