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Alcohol - Lifetime Use #030101
Protocol Release Date
February 6, 2009
Description of Protocol
Measurement of whether respondent has ever consumed alcohol.
Alcohol is defined as any type of alcohol (including coolers, beer, wine, champagne) and liquor (e.g., whiskey, rum, gin, vodka, scotch, or liqueurs).
The Working Group acknowledges that the following question may gather sensitive information relating to the use of substances and/or illegal conduct. If the information is released it might be damaging to an individual’s employability, lead to social stigmatization, or other consequences.
Notes to interviewer:
The protocol from the Alcohol Use Disorder and Associated Disabilities Interview Schedule (AUDADIS) was chosen because it was used in a large epidemiological study of adults of a wide age range and different ethnicities (Wave 1 included 43,093 Americans; in Wave 2, 34,653 members of the original cohort were reinterviewed). The measures from this survey have been validated and psychometrically tested.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions. Wave 1 (NESARC - WAVE 1). Alcohol Use Disorder and Associated Disabilities Interview Schedule - Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Fourth Edition Version (AUDADIS-IV). Section 2A. Question 1 and Flashcard Booklet, Flashcards 13A-C, 16A-C, and 17A-C.
Language of Source
English, Available in other languages
Participant from Source
≥18 years of age
Personnel and Training Required
Interviewer must be trained and found to be competent to conduct personal interviews with individuals from the general population. The interviewer should be trained to prompt respondents further if a "don’t know" response is provided.
While the Alcohol Use Disorder and Associated Disabilities Interview Schedule-IV (AUDADIS-IV) instrument was developed for administration by computer, the PhenX Working Group acknowledges that this question can be administered in a noncomputerized format. Hasin et al. (1997) and Grant et al. (1995) used the AUDADIS in paper-and-pencil format, while Grant et al. (2003) obtained data with the computerized format.
Grant, B. F., Dawson, D. A., Stinson, F. S., Chou, P. S., Kay, W., & Pickering R. (2003). The Alcohol Use Disorder and Associated Disabilities Interview Schedule-IV (AUDADIS-IV): Reliability of alcohol consumption, tobacco use, family history of depression and psychiatric diagnostic modules in a general population sample. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 71(1), 7-16.
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