NIAAA

Description: 
NIAAA Questionnaire

To gauge alcohol use, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) recommends starting with a simple, two question approach (2005).

Evidence

  • With followup tests, it was found that this screening question was 81.8% sensitive in revealing unhealthy alcohol use.
  • The same study showed the screening tool was 87.9% sensitive in identifying a current alcohol use disorder.


Indications

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