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.