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  1. Validity of two questions on alcohol use in a health survey questionnaire.

    Article - En anglais

    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.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Questionnaire, Consommation, Boisson alcoolisée, Validité, Evaluation, Homme, Epidémiologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Questionnaire, Consumption, Alcoholic beverage, Validity, Evaluation, Human, Epidemiology

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0285618

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 16/11/1999.