Journal article

Acceptability and feasibility of a computer-based application to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians describe their alcohol consumption.

Ks Kylie Lee, James H Conigrave, Mustafa Al Ansari, Scott Wilson, Jimmy Perry, Catherine Zheng, Bradley Freeburn, Robin Room, Sarah Callinan, Noel Hayman, Tanya Chikritzhs, Tim Slade, Dennis Gray, Katherine M Conigrave

Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse | Informa UK Limited | Published : 2021

Abstract

We examined acceptability and feasibility of a tablet application ("App") to record self-reported alcohol consumption among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Four communities (1 urban; 3 regional/remote) tested the App, with 246 adult participants (132 males, 114 females). The App collected (a) completion time; (b) participant feedback; (c) staff observations. Three research assistants were interviewed. Only six (1.4%) participants reported that the App was "hard" to use. Participants appeared to be engaged and to require minimal assistance; nearly half verbally reflected on their drinking or drinking of others. The App has potential for surveys, screening, or health promoti..

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