Faculty Articles

Title

Evaluating Alcohol use among Russian Women at Risk for an Alcohol-exposed Pregnancy: A Comparison of Three Measures of Alcohol use

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2018

Keywords

adult, alcohol drinking, alcoholism, female, humans, pregnancy, pregnancy complications, psychometrics, reproducibility of results, Russia, young adult

Publication Title

Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse

ISSN

1533-2659

Volume

17

Issue/No.

3

Abstract

The Quick Drinking Screen (QDS) and Timeline Followback (TLFB), measures of alcohol use, have yielded similar reports of drinking with English speakers. The present study, a secondary data analysis, compared three measures of alcohol use (i.e., QDS, TLFB, and AUDIT) among Russian-speaking women. This is the first study to compare all three measures. This study replicated the findings of studies with English speakers and demonstrated that brief screening measures (QDS, AUDIT) provide reliable summary measures of alcohol use when compared to a detailed drinking measure (TLFB). The use of brief screening measures is recommended for use with Russian women.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1080/15332640.2016.1201717

PubMed ID

27436415

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