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The MAST-G (Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test-Geriatric Version) varies from the MAST in that the questions highlight the special employment and social situations of someone who is retired and how that can relate to alcohol abuse. The tool consists of 24 questions.
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The TWEAK screening test consists of five questions designed to screen pregnant women for harmful drinking habits. The tool consists of questions from the CAGE as well as the MAST, regarding tolerance and amnesia.
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MAST-G

Description: 
The MAST-G (Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test-Geriatric Version) varies from the MAST in that the questions highlight the special employment and social situations of someone who is retired and how that can relate to alcohol abuse. The tool consists of 24 questions.

Sensitivity and Specificity

According to one study, the MAST-G has a sensitivity of 93% and a specificity of 65% (Joseph et al, 1995)

Scoring

A score of 5 or more "yes" responses is indicative of a potential alcohol problem and suggests the need for further assessment.

The MAST-G

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TWEAK

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The TWEAK screening test consists of five questions designed to screen pregnant women for harmful drinking habits. The tool consists of questions from the CAGE as well as the MAST, regarding tolerance and amnesia.

Sensitivity and Specificity

In one study of 4,743 women who were given the MAST, CAGE, and T-ACE tolerance question, the calculated sensitivity and specificity of the TWEAK were 79% and 83%, respectively (Chang, 2001).

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Monograph 10: Health Effects of Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke
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National Cancer Institute
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This article is an intervention review. It reviews behavioral and pharmacological interventions for helping users quit smokeless tobacco.
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The Cochrane Collaboration
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Conducted during 2003, this survey of almost 70,000 people in the United States addressed current illegal drug use, alcohol, and tobacco habits. The results were broken down based on a number of factors, including age, gender, race, employment, education, etc. (From Their Website)
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SAMHSA
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The K6 Screening Scale is a brief interview for detecting psychiatric disorders in individuals with substance use disorders.
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Harvard School of Medicine
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The DAPA-PC is a brief internet-based instrument that assess emotional and physical problems and conducts a "drug and alcohol problem screen". It is self-administered, and is designed for use in a primary care setting.
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DANYA International, Inc
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This manual has been prepared by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of Diversion Control, to assist practitioners (physicians, dentists, veterinarians, and other registrants authorized to prescribe, dispense, and administer controlled substances) in their understanding of the Federal Controlled Substances Act and its implementing regulations as they pertain to the practitioner’s profession.
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U.S. Department of Justice
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