Alcohol Hangover Questionnaire (AHQ)

The Alcohol Hangover Questionnaire was created by ARL. It lists 19 common symptoms of acute alcohol hangovers, such as tiredness, and allows an individual to rate the severity of each symptom they have.


There are 19 items on this questionnaire where individuals can endorse how much each symptom is currently affecting them on a 5 point likert scale: 1 = Not at All, 3 = Somewhat, and 5 Very


There is one scale. No items are reverse coded.



SPSS Scoring Syntax file

R Scoring Syntax File


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