Interrelationships among self-reported alcohol intake, physiological indices and alcoholism screening measures

David J Lee, R. S. DeFrank

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The interrelationships among alcohol screening measures, self-reported drinking and laboratory markers of alcohol consumption were analyzed in a nonalcoholic sample. The results confirmed high interrelatedness among the MAST and two shorter versions derived from that scale. These measures showed little relationship to the CAGE, self-reported drinking and biochemical markers. Self-reported drinking and the CAGE, however, were significantly correlated with these markers. One difference by gender was noted in the correlation between the CAGE and self-reported drinks, with a stronger association found in men. The importance for investigators of considering the characteristics of these measures in light of their specific research questions is emphasized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)532-537
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Studies on Alcohol
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988
Externally publishedYes


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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)

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