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Proactive and Personalised Primary Care of the Elderly

SADQ

Severity of Alcohol Dependency Qustionnaire

Purpose : Assessment of alcohol dependence

 

Admin time :  5-10 min


User Friendly :  High


Administered by : GP or nurse or self-administered

 

Content : 20 item clinical screening tool designed to measure the presence and level of alcohol dependence.

It is divided into five sections:

  • Physical withdrawal symptoms

  • Affective withdrawal symptoms

  • Craving and relief drinking

  • Typical daily consumption

  • Reinstatement of dependence after a period of abstinence.

Each item is scored on a 4-point scale, giving a possible range of 0 to 60. A score of over 30 indicates severe alcohol dependence

 

Author : Edwards G, 1976  access

Copyright : Free to use

Purpose : Assessment of alcohol dependence

 

Admin time :  5-10 min


User Friendly :  High


Administered by : GP or nurse or self-administered

 

Content : 20 item clinical screening tool designed to measure the presence and level of alcohol dependence.[1]

It is divided into five sections:

  • Physical withdrawal symptoms

  • Affective withdrawal symptoms

  • Craving and relief drinking

  • Typical daily consumption

  • Reinstatement of dependence after a period of abstinence.

Each item is scored on a 4-point scale, giving a possible range of 0 to 60. A score of over 30 indicates severe alcohol dependence

 

Author : Edwards G, 1976  access

Copyright : Free to use

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These Tools are used in the assessment of

Alcohol Problems

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Alcohol Problems
Thorny Issues

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