For over 20 years Dr. Umhau was a senior clinical investigator at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Developed in 1971, the Michigan Alcohol Screening Test (MAST) is one of the oldest and most accurate alcohol screening tests available.
What is the Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test used for?
The MAST is one of the most widely used measures for assessing alcohol abuse. The measure is a 25-item questionnaire designed to provide a rapid and effective screening for lifetime alcohol-related problems and alcoholism. The MAST has been productively used in a variety of settings with varied populations.
What is the Short Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test?
The Short Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test- Geriatric Version (SMAST-G) is often used in outpatient settings, such as the one where Ms. Gregory is being treated, to detect current “at-risk” alcohol use, alcohol abuse, or alcoholism.
What is the mast assessment tool?
What is the MAST Assessment? The MAST screening tool is a 25-question test that is used to help identify an alcohol dependency. MAST stands for The Michigan Alcohol Screening Test. There are also shortened, and modified versions published over time including the Brief MAST, SMAST, and Mm-MAST.
How many yes answers on the Short Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test geriatric version are indicative of the need for a more complete assessment?
BEST TOOL: The Short Michigan Alcoholism Screening Instrument – Geriatric Version (SMAST-G) was developed as the first short-form alcoholism screening instrument for older adults. A score of 2 or more “yes” responses suggests an alcohol problem (Blow, et al, 1992).
How is the Michigan Alcohol Screening Test scored?
Score one point if you answered “no” to the following questions: 1 or 4. Score one point if you answered “yes” to the following questions: 2, 3, 5 through 22. A total score of six or more indicates hazardous drinking or alcohol dependence and further evaluation by a healthcare professional is recommended.
What is Fast Alcohol Screening Test?
Fast alcohol screening test (FAST)
FAST is an alcohol harm assessment tool. It consists of a subset of questions from the full alcohol use disorders identification test (AUDIT). FAST was developed for use in emergency departments, but can be used in a variety of health and social care settings.
What are the four CAGE questions?
CAGE is an acronym that makes the four questions easy to remember.
Each letter represents a specific question:
- Have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking?
- Have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking?
- Have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking?
What is the T ACE test?
T-ACE is a measurement tool of four questions that are significant identifiers of risk drinking (i.e., alcohol intake sufficient to potentially damage the embryo/fetus). The T-ACE is completed at intake. The T-ACE score has a range of 0-5.
What is a DAST score?
The Drug Abuse Screen Test (DAST-10) was designed to provide a brief, self-report instrument for population screening, clinical case finding and treatment evaluation research. It can be used with adults and older youth. The DAST-10 yields a quantitative index of the degree of consequences related to drug abuse.
What is a good audit score?
Scoring the audit
A score of 8 or more is associated with harmful or hazardous drinking, a score of 13 or more in women, and 15 or more in men, is likely to indicate alcohol dependence.
What do they do in an alcohol assessment?
Drug and alcohol evaluations are an in-depth look into the scale of one’s substance use for the purpose of making a diagnosis and recommendations for treatment. These evaluations look into the type of substance, the dosage, and the frequency with which it is being used to paint a picture of their drug-using history.
What are the 4 P’s for substance abuse screening?
The 4Ps stand for Parents, Partner, Past, and Present To conduct the 4Ps Screening: ASK: Parents: Did any of your parents have problems with alcohol or other drug use?
What are the major differences between screening and assessment materials?
Screening is a process for evaluating the possible presence of a particular problem. The outcome is normally a simple yes or no. Assessment is a process for defining the nature of that problem, determining a diagnosis, and developing specific treatment recommendations for addressing the problem or diagnosis.
What is a major difference between the cage and the audit?
The AUDIT questionnaire has been found not only to have a high sensitivity (83%) and specificity (90%) for identifying alcohol dependence, but also to be more sensitive than the CAGE questionnaire (85% vs 75%) for identifying harmful drinking, hazardous drinking, and at-risk drinking.