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Targeting at-risk samples through brief face-to-face interviews in night-time entertainment precincts

Coomber, K, Chikritzhs, T, Morgan, A, Lam, T, Droste, N, Mayshak, R, Curtis, A, Guadagno, B, Hyder, S, Gilmore, W, Peacock, A ORCID: 0000-0002-5705-2026, Bruno, R ORCID: 0000-0001-6673-833X, Taylor, N and Miller, PG 2017 , 'Targeting at-risk samples through brief face-to-face interviews in night-time entertainment precincts' , Journal of Substance Use , pp. 1-5 , doi: 10.1080/14659891.2017.1410239.

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Aims: This exploratory paper investigates the demographic profile of patrons who may be underrepresentedin face-to-face interviews by employing a brief version of an interview. Method: Patroninterviews (n = 8,664) were conducted in seven Australian cities; 63% completed the full interview and37% completed the brief interview. Assessed correlates of interview type comprised gender, age, predrinking,consumption of alcohol mixed with energy drinks, illicit drug use, involvement in verbal orphysical aggression, alcohol-related injuries, and blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Results: Using abrief interview increased the response rate by 34%. Multi-level logistic regression models indicatedcompared to those who completed the full interview, brief interview respondents were more likely tobe: male, have a BAC of ≥0.05 to Conclusion: Compared to longer interviews, brief patron interviews can capture adifferent and more at-risk demographic group and increase the overall response rate. These findingsraise questions about the representativeness of long interview samples describing young drinkers whoexperience aggression. The study also provides the groundwork for future validation of brief interviews.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Coomber, K and Chikritzhs, T and Morgan, A and Lam, T and Droste, N and Mayshak, R and Curtis, A and Guadagno, B and Hyder, S and Gilmore, W and Peacock, A and Bruno, R and Taylor, N and Miller, PG
Keywords: alcohol, design, face-to-face interviews, harms, illicit drugs, night-time entertainment precincts
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Substance Use
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1465-9891
DOI / ID Number: 10.1080/14659891.2017.1410239
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Copyright 2017 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC

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