Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)

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The AUDIT was developed by the World Health Organization to identify persons whose alcohol consumption has become hazardous or harmful to their health. AUDIT is a 10-item screening questionnaire with 3 questions on the amount and frequency of drinking, 3 questions on alcohol dependence, and 4 on problems caused by alcohol.

Babor, De La Fuente, Saunders, and Grant.

World Health Organization 1992

Babor, T.F.; de la Fuente, J.R.; Saunders, J.; and Grant, M. AUDIT. The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test. Guidelines for use in primary health care. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization, 1992.

Saunders, J.B.; Aasland, O.G.; Babor, T.F.; de la Puente, J.R.; and Grant, M. Development of the Alcohol Use Disorders Screening Test (AUDIT). WHO collaborative project on early detection of persons with harmful alcohol consumption. II. Addiction 88:791-804, 1993.

Supporting References
McRee, B.; Babor, T.F.; and Church, O. Instructor’s Manual for Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention. Project NEADA. The University of Connecticut, School of Nursing, 1991.

Fleming, M.F.; Barry, K.L.; and MacDonald, R. The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) in a college sample. Int J Addict 26(11):1173-1185, 1991.

Claussen, B., and Aasland, O.G. The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) in a routine health examination of long-term unemployed. Addiction 88:363-368, 1993.

For the 10-item AUDIT, a literature review reports that coefficient alphas range from 0.75 to 0.94.

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