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Clínica y Salud

On-line version ISSN 2174-0550Print version ISSN 1130-5274


MOTOS SELLES, Patricia; CORTES TOMAS, María T  and  GIMENEZ COSTA, José A. Diagnostic utility of new short versions of AUDIT to detect binge drinking in undergraduate students. Clínica y Salud [online]. 2021, vol.32, n.2, pp.49-54.  Epub June 14, 2021. ISSN 2174-0550.

This study examines the usefulness of two AUDIT adaptations with a sample of 907 undergraduate alcohol users. On the one hand, it includes the AR2i that encompasses revised A2r and A3r consumption items, and on the other hand—in addition to the two former items—the inclusion of items 4, 8, and 9, which evaluate consequences. The results indicate that both adaptations identify BD more precisely than the traditional scales (AUDIT and AUDIT-C), but the usefulness of each will depend on the clinical purpose they are given. In environments where time is a key factor in detecting high-risk consumption it will be more appropriate to use AR2i, which evaluates the pattern of consumption, whereas to provide feedback to the young person, to increase their awareness, and to highlight the need for change it would be advisable to use the new combination of five items.

Keywords : Binge drinking; Undergraduate students; AUDIT; AR2i; ROC.

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