Resources for the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment based
Proactive and Personalised Primary Care of the Elderly

AUDIT-C

Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Tool

Consumption

Purpose : Screening tool to identify frequency and patterns of consumption for people who are at risk of developing alcohol problems

 

Admin time :  5 min


User Friendly :  High


Administered by : GP or nurse 

 

Content : 3 questions to assess the level of risk, be it hazardous, harmful or dependent

 

Author : Bush K, 1998   access

Copyright : Free to use

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AUDIT-C

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AUDIT-C - online

AUDIT-C

 

Advantages:

  • free to use

  • quick

  • relatively non-confrontational

Disadvantages: 

  • ​the degree of alcohol usage within different population groups and other clinical and/or community settings will likely differ, and may thus influence sensitivity and specificity.

 

Accuracy : (Gomez A, 2005) access

Sensitivity 83,1 % and specificity 90,9 %

These Tools are used in the assessment of

Alcohol Problems

Back To : Alcohol Problems

Alcohol Problems
Thorny Issues

Back To : Thorny Issues

This is one of several topics presented in the Thorny Issues sector of this toolkit