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Adapting AUDIT’s Quantity-Frequency questions

In my last post, I discussed in detail the challenges I had to face in the attempt of administering the AUDIT’s quantify-frequency question items. I overcame these challenges successfully. And I have presented the adaptation process in many scientific fora in Sri Lanka and elsewhere such as the US and…

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Posted in alcohol use disorders Identification Test Applications

How to estimate the amount of alcohol consumed

The problem: Accurately estimating the ethanol amount drank is critical for a proper assessment not only among individuals but in the community also. However, the ethanol content varies significantly by its type; 5% in beer; 10% – 12% in wine, and 40% in spirits. If someone consumes two glasses of spirits,…

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