Understanding practical alcohol measures in primary care to prepare for measurement-based care

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Standardized measurements of unhealthy drinking and alcohol use disorder symptoms are integral to addressing alcohol problems. However, surprisingly little is known about how measures of alcohol consumption and alcohol use disorder symptoms function when they are used in real-world routine care settings and documented in electronic health records (EHRs).

We propose to leverage EHRs to understand how measures of alcohol consumption and DSM-5 alcohol use disorder symptoms function in the context of real-world routine care, including by understanding how these measures function psychometrically overall and across demographic groups (age, sex, race, and ethnicity) and how they are associated with subsequent health outcomes obtained from EHRs.


September 30, 2024

Funding Type(s):
Federal

Funder(s):
NIAAA

Geographic Area(s):
Washington

Practice Type(s):
Primary Care

Patient Population(s):
Adults

Targeted Condition(s):
Substance Use Disorders