Problems with the graduated frequency approach to measuring alcohol consumption: results from a pilot study in Toronto, Canada

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serval:BIB_F96C849F8E7C
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Problems with the graduated frequency approach to measuring alcohol consumption: results from a pilot study in Toronto, Canada
Périodique
Alcohol and Alcoholism
Auteur(s)
Graham  K., Demers  A., Rehm  J., Gmel  G.
ISSN
0735-0414 (Print)
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
10/2004
Volume
39
Numéro
5
Pages
455-62
Notes
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't --- Old month value: Sep-Oct
Résumé
AIMS: To evaluate advantages and disadvantages of the graduated frequency (GF) approach, which asks about the frequency of alcohol consumption at mutually exclusive quantity levels (i.e. 12 or more drinks, at least eight drinks but less than 12, etc.). METHODS: Telephone survey of 464 adults aged 18 and older in Toronto, Canada, using random digit dialing and computer-assisted telephone interviewing. RESULTS: Respondents reported higher frequency and volume of drinking on the GF compared to overall and beverage-specific quantity-frequency type measures; however, at least 16% of GF responses included double counting on their frequency estimates using the GF. When these cases were excluded or corrected, differences between the GF and quantity-frequency measures mostly disappeared. The GF was superior to quantity-frequency measures for identifying heavy episodic drinkers. However, the GF had little advantage over the weekly recall method except for identifying very infrequent (i.e. less often than twice a month) heavy drinkers. CONCLUSIONS: Because the GF has a high rate of response errors in terms of measuring frequency of alcohol consumption, other combinations of measures, including alternate measures of heavy episodic drinking should be considered.
Mots-clé
Adolescent Adult Alcoholism/*diagnosis/*epidemiology Canada/epidemiology Female Humans Incidence Male Pilot Projects Prevalence Severity of Illness Index
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Oui
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