NCEMI eTools

TWEAK alcoholism score
Among the alcoholism scoring systems, this one appeared to be the best of the screening instruments (in at least one study) for the detection of harmful and dependent drinking.
This may be a more gender neutral system than the CAGE scoring system.
Score: 0
Possible alcohol problem, but specificity too low to be helpful
Assessment
<3Possible alcohol problem, but specificity too low to be helpful
3-7Patient has an alcohol problem (sensitivity ~85%/specificity 86%)
 
Can you hold six or more drinks (Tolerance)
Yes 2 points
No 0 points
 
Are your friends or relatives Worried about your drinking?
Yes 2 points
No 0 points
 
Have you ever had an Eye-opener (taken a drink early in the morning to "get going")?
Yes 1 points
No 0 points
 
Have you had blackouts (Amnesia)?
Yes 1 points
No 0 points
 
Have you ever felt the need to "Kut" down on your drinking?
Yes 1 points
No 0 points
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