Comparison of Timeline Follow-Back and Averaging Methods for Quantifying Alcohol Consumption in Treatment Research

@article{Cervantes1994ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of Timeline Follow-Back and Averaging Methods for Quantifying Alcohol Consumption in Treatment Research},
  author={Cervantes and Paul Colin Miller and Tonigan},
  journal={Assessment},
  year={1994},
  volume={1 1},
  pages={
          23-30
        }
}
There is as yet no consensus regarding how best to quantify alcohol consumption as an outcome measure in treatment research. Two commonly used methods were compared: the timeline follow-back procedure which reconstructs daily drinking via a calendar, and the grid averaging method employed in the Drinker Profile system. A sample of outpatients being treated for alcoholism was interviewed using both approaches. Similar, though not identical, consumption patterns were obtained with each measure… CONTINUE READING