CIWA-A

AcronymDefinition
CIWA-AClinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment for Alcohol scale
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It offers an increase in efficiency over the original CIWA-A scale, while retaining clinical usefulness, validity, and reliability.
Total CIWA-A Score Rater's Initials Maximum Possible Score = 67
This tool is derived from a previously validated and reliable (r = 0.99) CIWA-A scale (Gross, Leis, & Nagareijan, 1973; Gross, Lewis, & Hastey, 1974).