A NEW RATING SCALE FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF THE ALCOHOL-WITHDRAWAL SYNDROME (AWS SCALE)

WETTERLING T, KANITZ R-D, BESTERS B, FISCHER D, ZERFASS B, JOHN U, SPRANGER H, Driessen M (1997)
Alcohol and Alcoholism 32(6): 753-760.

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WETTERLING, T.; KANITZ, R.-D.; BESTERS, B.; FISCHER, D.; ZERFASS, B.; JOHN, U.; SPRANGER, H.; Driessen, MartinUniBi
Abstract / Bemerkung
A new rating scale for the quantitative assessment of the alcohol-withdrawal syndrome (AWS) was developed from the CIWA-A scale by item analysis based on the data from 132 alcoholic patients. The clinical evaluation of this AWS scale in a second sample of 256 alcoholic patients showed that it adequately assessed the course and severity of the AWS. The AWS scale provides data for a rational strategy of therapy for the AWS by rating mental and somatic symptoms on different scales. In particular, the mental subscale allows prediction of a complicated AWS. Subjects with an AWS score ≥ 10 at admission have a higher risk of becoming delirious than those with a lower score (46.6% vs 2.8%, P ≤ 0.001). In order to minimize the prescription of drugs with abuse potential, such as diazepam and clomethiazole, a structured treatment programme of in-patient alcohol detoxification based on the AWS score was also developed. The comparison revealed that, in the second sample, which was treated following this protocol, the number of cases given medication was lower and the amount of clomethiazole prescribed per patient was less.
Erscheinungsjahr
1997
Zeitschriftentitel
Alcohol and Alcoholism
Band
32
Ausgabe
6
Seite(n)
753-760
ISSN
0735-0414
eISSN
1464-3502
Page URI
https://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/record/2963424

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WETTERLING T, KANITZ R-D, BESTERS B, et al. A NEW RATING SCALE FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF THE ALCOHOL-WITHDRAWAL SYNDROME (AWS SCALE). Alcohol and Alcoholism. 1997;32(6):753-760.
WETTERLING, T., KANITZ, R. - D., BESTERS, B., FISCHER, D., ZERFASS, B., JOHN, U., SPRANGER, H., et al. (1997). A NEW RATING SCALE FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF THE ALCOHOL-WITHDRAWAL SYNDROME (AWS SCALE). Alcohol and Alcoholism, 32(6), 753-760. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordjournals.alcalc.a008326
WETTERLING, T., KANITZ, R. - D., BESTERS, B., FISCHER, D., ZERFASS, B., JOHN, U., SPRANGER, H., and Driessen, M. (1997). A NEW RATING SCALE FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF THE ALCOHOL-WITHDRAWAL SYNDROME (AWS SCALE). Alcohol and Alcoholism 32, 753-760.
WETTERLING, T., et al., 1997. A NEW RATING SCALE FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF THE ALCOHOL-WITHDRAWAL SYNDROME (AWS SCALE). Alcohol and Alcoholism, 32(6), p 753-760.
T. WETTERLING, et al., “A NEW RATING SCALE FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF THE ALCOHOL-WITHDRAWAL SYNDROME (AWS SCALE)”, Alcohol and Alcoholism, vol. 32, 1997, pp. 753-760.
WETTERLING, T., KANITZ, R.-D., BESTERS, B., FISCHER, D., ZERFASS, B., JOHN, U., SPRANGER, H., Driessen, M.: A NEW RATING SCALE FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF THE ALCOHOL-WITHDRAWAL SYNDROME (AWS SCALE). Alcohol and Alcoholism. 32, 753-760 (1997).
WETTERLING, T., KANITZ, R.-D., BESTERS, B., FISCHER, D., ZERFASS, B., JOHN, U., SPRANGER, H., and Driessen, Martin. “A NEW RATING SCALE FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF THE ALCOHOL-WITHDRAWAL SYNDROME (AWS SCALE)”. Alcohol and Alcoholism 32.6 (1997): 753-760.

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