alexa Validity of two questions on alcohol use in a health survey questionnaire.
Diabetes & Endocrinology

Diabetes & Endocrinology

Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism

Author(s): Theobald H, Bygren LO, Carstensen J, Engfeldt P

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Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate whether consumers of high and low levels of alcohol could be identified by two questions about alcohol use in a postal questionnaire survey. A sample of 2,300 persons aged 18 64 years from Stockholm county were sent a masked postal questionnaire comprising 30 questions about their health and functioning. Two questions concerned their alcohol consumption. One year later the subjects underwent a psychiatric health examination, which included an assessment of their alcohol use. The two questions about alcohol consumption identified high alcohol consumers with a relatively high sensitivity and specificity, of 64\% and 87\%, respectively, and thus are useful for identifying high alcohol consumers in health surveys using questionnaires.
This article was published in Scand J Public Health and referenced in Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism

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