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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Usefulness of a Survey on Underage Drinking in a Rural American Indian Community Health Clinic,

This study examined the usefulness of a survey on underage drinking in a rural American Indian community health clinic.

One hundred ninety-seven youth (90 male, 107 female; age range 8-20 years) were recruited from clinic waiting rooms and through community outreach.

The study revealed that the usefulness of the survey was twofold: Survey results could be used by clinic staff to screen for underage drinking and associated problems in youth served by the clinic, and the process of organizing, evaluating, and implementing the survey results accomplished several important goals of community-based participatory research.

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