II. Indications

  1. Screening for Alcohol Dependence

III. Protocol: Screening Questionnaires to identify Problem Drinking

  1. USPTF recommended screening tools (validated)
    1. Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)
      1. http://www.integration.samhsa.gov/AUDIT_screener_for_alcohol.pdf
      2. Ten question paper-based survey
      3. Greatest accuracy among screening tools
    2. AUDIT-C
      1. http://www.integration.samhsa.gov/images/res/tool_auditc.pdf
      2. Abbreviated 3 question scale
    3. Single question screen (positive if answer given: "one or more")
      1. How many times in the past year have you had X or more drinks per day?
      2. Where X is 5 for men under age 65 years, and 4 for women and men over age 65 years
  2. Other screening tools
    1. See CAGE Questions
    2. See NIAAA Quantity and Frequency Questionnaire
    3. Brief Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (BMAST)
      1. Ten question survey
    4. TWEAK Survey (really TWEAC)
      1. Tolerance
      2. Worry about drinking
      3. Eye-Openers
      4. Amnesia
      5. Cut down on Alcohol use

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Ontology: screening for alcoholism (C0260943)

Concepts Finding (T033)
ICD9 V79.1
SnomedCT 316663000
English [V]Screening for alcoholism (context-dependent category), [V]Screening for alcoholism, screening for alcoholism, alcoholism screening, [V]Screening for alcoholism (situation), alcoholism; screening, screening; alcoholism, Screening for alcoholism
Spanish [V]detección selectiva de alcoholismo (categoría dependiente del contexto), [V]detección selectiva de alcoholismo, [V]screening de alcoholismo, [V]pesquisa de alcoholismo, [V]cribado de alcoholismo, [V]tamizaje de alcoholismo, [V]detección selectiva de alcoholismo (situación)
Dutch alcoholisme; screening, screening; alcoholisme