Skip to main content

Table 2 Barriers and Facilitators to Screening (N = 437)

From: Screening for adolescent alcohol and drug use in pediatric health-care settings: predictors and implications for practice and policy

Barriers: % Endorsing
Time constraints 80
Adolescent confidentiality policies and regulations 32
Patients do not tell the truth 30
Uncertain treatment is effective 24
Uncomfortable talking about AOD use 14
Did not have sufficient information about referral options 12
Documentation of AOD in medical record could adversely affect patient 9
Do not want to frighten or anger patient 6
Questions patient's integrity 5
Facilitators: % Endorsing
Extra time 76
Having an MA screen or clinician to review results 56
Having the screening done prior to seeing patient 51