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Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test: Self-Report Version (AUDIT)
The instrument is freely available here: Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test Self Report
NeuroRehab Supplemental - Highly Recommended
Recommendations for Use: Indicated for studies requiring a measure of behavioral function.
Supplemental: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), SCI-Pediatric (for ages 14 and older), Sport-Related Concussion (SRC) Subacute (after 72 hours to 3 months) and Persistent/Chronic (3 months and greater post-concussion), and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Short Description of Instrument
The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) consists of 10 items assessing the extent of excessive drinking, signs of dependence and harmful use in the past year.
The AUDIT it a self-report measure that can be administered via interview or paper/pencil. Administration time is generally 2-4  minutes.
Sport-Related Concussion-Specific:
Advantages: Well validated and appropriate for adolescents and college- aged individuals. It is a quick 10 question measure that has been validated in women and minorities. High scores correlate with alcohol-related problem behaviors. Good for screening but not diagnostic. It is highly recommended for studies of outcome/prognosis/recovery trajectory. It is simple and efficient assessment.
Age Range: Adolescents and young adults
Comments/Special Instructions
NeuroRehab Specific: Validated in multiple groups:
Scores range from 0 to 40. A total score of 8 or more suggests the possibility of harmful use. Higher scores indicate greater risk for alcohol-related problems.
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Document last updated January 2022