Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test


Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test

The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) is a simple ten-question test developed by the World Health Organization to determine if a person's alcohol consumption may be harmful. The test was designed to be used internationally, and was validated in a study using patients from six countries. Questions 1-3 deal with alcohol consumption, 4-6 relate to alcohol dependence and 7-10 consider alcohol related problems. A score of 8 or more in men (7 in women) indicates a strong likelihood of hazardous or harmful alcohol consumption. A score of 13 or more is suggestive of alcohol related harm. [http://whqlibdoc.who.int/hq/2001/WHO_MSD_MSB_01.6a.pdf]

ee also

*Paddington Alcohol Test

References

* [http://whqlibdoc.who.int/hq/2001/WHO_MSD_MSB_01.6a.pdf AUDIT: The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test: Guidelines for Use in Primary Care] , second edition, by Thomas F. Babor, John C. Higgins-Biddle, John B. Saunders, and Maristela G. Monteiro. Retrieved June 24, 2006.

http://whqlibdoc.who.int/hq/2001/WHO_MSD_MSB_01.6a.pdf

External links

* [http://www.counseling.caltech.edu/drug/selftest/test1.html Online self-test with the AUDIT] WARNING: As of 26 April 2008, this online test assigns the wrong number of points for answers to question 2. You will need to subtract one point from the reported score to determine the correct score.


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