Self-reported frequency of drinking assessed with a closed- or open-ended question format: a split-sample study in Switzerland

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_463C07F98901
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Self-reported frequency of drinking assessed with a closed- or open-ended question format: a split-sample study in Switzerland
Périodique
Journal of Studies on Alcohol
Auteur(s)
Gmel  G., Lokosha  O.
ISSN
0096-882X (Print)
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
05/2000
Volume
61
Numéro
3
Pages
450-4
Notes
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't --- Old month value: May
Résumé
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to determine whether reporting of drinking frequency differed according to whether the question asked was open or closed ended. METHOD: In a split-sample design with 994 participants responding to a questionnaire, the question on usual frequency of drinking for one sample (n = 457) was open ended, and for the other (n = 537) was closed ended (participants were offered seven response alternatives, ranging from "three times a day" to "never"). RESULTS: The closed-ended question elicited higher frequencies of drinking than the open-ended question. No significant interactions could be found between sociodemographic background variables and question format. CONCLUSION: This study does not support the general recommendation of survey methodologists that questions about frequency of behavior be open ended.
Mots-clé
Adult Aged Alcohol Drinking/*epidemiology/psychology Chi-Square Distribution Female Humans Male Middle Aged Multivariate Analysis *Questionnaires Switzerland/epidemiology
Pubmed
Web of science
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25/01/2008 18:16
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03/03/2018 16:47
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