Thursday, 12 May 2022

Substance Use Disorders

Substance Use Disorders

 Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) 

Developed by the WHO, the total number of items is 10, the maximum score of each item is 4 and the minimum is 0, so the total score is 10x4=40, and the minimum 0. Item 0 to 8 has a scoring of 0,1,2,3,4 i.e. five anchors while item 8 and nine has 3 anchors each with scoring of 0,2,4.  It is used to assess alcohol consumption, drinking behaviours, and alcohol-related problems. It is most suited for primary care physicians and shows good sensitivity and specificity. If the score is above 8. 

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