Journal article

Asking about the last four drinking occasions on a tablet computer as a way to record alcohol consumption in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: a validation.

KS Kylie Lee, James H Conigrave, Sarah Callinan, Scott Wilson, Robin Room, Jimmy Perry, Tim Slade, Tanya N Chikritzhs, Noel Hayman, Teagan Weatherall, Geoffrey Leggat, Dennis Gray, Katherine M Conigrave

Addiction Science and Clinical Practice | Springer Science and Business Media LLC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Alcohol consumption among Indigenous Australians can be irregular, depending on social and geographic context. The Finnish method uses the last four drinking occasions to estimate drinking quantity and pattern. The Grog Survey App is an interactive and visual tablet computer application which uses touch-screen technology to deliver questions on drinking. METHODS: Alcohol consumption recorded on the Grog Survey App using the last four occasions (Finnish) method was compared with a clinical interview conducted by an Indigenous Australian health professional. To assess convergent validity, Spearman's ranked correlations between consumption estimates from the App and from interview w..

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