Journal article

Short screening tools for risky drinking in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: modified AUDIT-C and a new approach.

KS Kylie Lee, James H Conigrave, Scott Wilson, Jimmy Perry, Sarah Callinan, Robin Room, Tanya N Chikritzhs, Tim Slade, Noel Hayman, Geoffrey Leggat, Katherine M Conigrave

Addiction Science and Clinical Practice | Springer Science and Business Media LLC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Alcohol consumption among Indigenous Australians can involve a stop-start pattern of drinking, with consumption well above recommended guidelines on each occasion. Such intermittent drinking patterns can make screening for risky drinking difficult. This study evaluates the ability of several short alcohol screening tools, contained in the Grog Survey Application, to detect short- or long-term risky drinking as defined by Australian guidelines. Tested tools include a modification of Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test-Consumption (AUDIT-Cm). METHODS: Alcohol consumption was assessed in current drinkers in the past year (n = 184) using AUDIT-Cm and using the last four drinkin..

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