Identification and brief treatment of alcohol problems with medical patients: An international perspective
2003 (English)In: Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, ISSN 0145-6008, Vol. 27, no 2, 262-270 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article summarizes the proceedings of a symposium at the 2002 RSA meeting in San Francisco, California. The chair was Peter Monti and co-chair was Nancy Barnett. The aim of the symposium was to bring together researchers from the United States, Sweden, and Mexico to present current findings on the development and implementation of screening and intervention research in Emergency Departments (ED). Cheryl Cherpitel presented findings on the performance of the Rapid Alcohol Problems Screen (RAPS4), a 4-item instrument used for screening for alcohol dependence and harmful drinking in the ED. Dr. Cherpitel also presented for her collaborator, Guilherme Borges, their research on the performance of a number of screening measures including the RAPS among Mexicans and Mexican-Americans with alcohol-related disorders in the ED. Preben Bendtsen described the implementation of an alcohol screening and intervention procedure delivered by ordinary ED staff in Sweden. Nancy Barnett presented data on characteristics related to readiness to change alcohol use in a sample of young adults who were treated in an ED for injury or intoxication.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003. Vol. 27, no 2, 262-270 p.
National CategorySocial Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-26253DOI: 10.1097/01.ALC.0000057123.36127.8BLocal ID: 10759OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-26253DiVA: diva2:246801