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An examination of the characteristics of different measures of alcohol related attendance in adults presenting to emergency departments

Phillips, T.S., Coulton, Simon, Drummond, C. (2012) An examination of the characteristics of different measures of alcohol related attendance in adults presenting to emergency departments. In: Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 36 (S1). 248A-248A. John Wiley & Sons (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:42600)

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Abstract

There is limited analysis of characteristics for different measures of alcohol misuse in

measures identified the same or different alcohol related attenders, and characteristics of

A 24-hour national survey of alcohol-related attendances was conducted in 32 randomly

Alcohol Screening Test (FAST) and obtained a breath alcohol sample from eligible attendees.

dichotomized as positive or negative for alcohol misuse: Self-reported alcohol-related

least one alcohol binge in the last week (consumption of 6 (women)/8 (men) or more drinks

selection logistic regression models using Stata 11.

all four measures. Of those positive, FAST identified 79.8% of those positive, Binge in the last

single, not an owner occupier, suffered an assault, mental health problem, physical injury,

the last drink in a public house were significantly associated with all measures. Regression

the measures. No single variable was common in being predictive of alcohol related

health issues were predictive of being FAST positive, intoxicated and binge in the last week.

attendance, intoxication and binge in the last week.

measures of alcohol related attendance. Logistic regression was predictive of different

provide the most comprehensive means of identifying of alcohol misuse in ED.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Poster)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV5001 Alcoholism and intemperance
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2014 15:40 UTC
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2020 04:06 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/42600 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Coulton, Simon: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7704-3274
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