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


Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Tool


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 - online




  • free to use

  • quick

  • relatively non-confrontational


  • ​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

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