Accuracy of the Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test for screening of alcoholism in patients of a medical department.

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Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Accuracy of the Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test for screening of alcoholism in patients of a medical department.
Journal
Archives of Internal Medicine
Author(s)
Yersin B., Trisconi Y., Paccaud F., Gutzwiller F., Magnenat P.
ISSN
0003-9926 (Print)
ISSN-L
0003-9926
Publication state
Published
Issued date
09/1989
Volume
149
Number
9
Pages
2071-2074
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
To measure the applicability and validity of the Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test in a medical hospital department situated in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, the test was administered to 300 patients. The results of the test were validated in relation to the clinical diagnosis of alcohol abuse or alcoholism through a concordance analysis. The applicability rate was 89% and the agreement between test and clinical diagnosis was good, especially in young men. Positive and negative predictive values of the test were 0.69 and 0.92, respectively. These results suggest, therefore, that the Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test could be considered as a standardized, valuable, and transcultural screening and research instrument.
Keywords
Adult, Aged, Alcoholism/diagnosis, Alcoholism/prevention & control, Cultural Characteristics, Female, Hospitalization, Humans, Male, Mass Screening/instrumentation, Middle Aged, Predictive Value of Tests, Questionnaires, Switzerland
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