The Alcohol Use Disorder and Associated Disabilities Interview schedule (AUDADIS): reliability of alcohol and drug modules in a general population sample

Drug Alcohol Depend. 1995 Jul;39(1):37-44. doi: 10.1016/0376-8716(95)01134-k.


Using a representative sample of the general population, the test-retest reliability of the alcohol and drug modules of the Alcohol Use Disorder and Associated Disabilities Interview Schedule (AUDADIS) was examined. The AUDADIS showed good to excellent reliability for measures of alcohol consumption and use of sedatives, tranquilizers, amphetamines, opioids (other than heroin), cannabis and cocaine. Equally good reliability was demonstrated for diagnoses of alcohol, cannabis, cocaine and heroin abuse or harmful use and dependence defined in terms of the International Classification of Diseases-Tenth Revision (ICD-10) and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-Third Edition-Revised (DSM-III-R) and Fourth Edition (DSM-IV). Results are discussed in terms of the need for future research on the psychometric properties of the AUDADIS in clinical and general population samples.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Alcoholism / diagnosis
  • Alcoholism / epidemiology*
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Illicit Drugs*
  • Incidence
  • Male
  • Mass Screening
  • Middle Aged
  • New Jersey / epidemiology
  • Personality Assessment / statistics & numerical data*
  • Psychometrics
  • Psychotropic Drugs*
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Sampling Studies
  • Substance-Related Disorders / diagnosis
  • Substance-Related Disorders / epidemiology*


  • Illicit Drugs
  • Psychotropic Drugs