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SMAD. Revista eletrônica saúde mental álcool e drogas

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MATTARA, Fernanda Pavarina; ANGELO, Priscila Milene; FARIA, João Bosco  and  JULIANA ALVARES DUARTE BONINI, Campos. Reliability of the Alcohol use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) in Adolescents. SMAD, Rev. Eletrônica Saúde Mental Álcool Drog. (Ed. port.) [online]. 2010, vol.6, n.2, pp. 296-314. ISSN 1806-6976.

The objective of this study was to estimate the reliability of the alcohol use disorders identification test (AUDIT) applied to adolescents. Evaluations were performed with 141 students of ages ranging from 14 to 17 years (14.93±0.62). The internal consistency of the instrument was estimated by Cronbach’s alpha coefficient and its reproducibility by weighted Kappa statistics by score and by a reliability interval of 95%. The AUDIT presented excellent internal consistency (α=0.80, rinter-item=0.29). Most questions present reproducibility ranked as “good”. It is concluded that the AUDIT is a reliable instrument to survey information about alcohol use in adolescents

Keywords : Alcoolismo; Adolescente; Reprodutividade dos Testes.

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