Screening for alcohol problems among 4-year colleges and universities Article

Winters, KC, Toomey, T, Nelson, TF et al. (2011). Screening for alcohol problems among 4-year colleges and universities . 59(5), 350-357. 10.1080/07448481.2010.509380

cited authors

  • Winters, KC; Toomey, T; Nelson, TF; Erickson, D; Lenk, K; Miazga, M

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  • Objective: To assess the use of alcohol screening tools across US colleges. Participants: Directors of health services at 333 four-year colleges. Methods: An online survey was conducted regarding the use of alcohol screening tools. Schools reporting use of formal tools were further described in terms of 4 tools (AUDIT, CUGE, CAPS, and RAPS) that the authors judged to be the most favorable based on prior empirical comparative studies. Results: Forty-four percent of colleges reported use of at least 1 formal alcohol screening tool and nearly all of these used a tool appropriate for college students. However, less than half of the 44% of colleges that used a screening tool used 1 of the 4 most favorable tools. Conclusions: Continued efforts are needed to encourage colleges to use the most effective available screening tools to identify alcohol-related problems that require intervention among students. Copyright © 2011 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

publication date

  • April 1, 2011

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start page

  • 350

end page

  • 357


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