Changes in substance use-related health risk behaviors on the timeline follow-back interview as a function of length of recall period

Anne Buu, Runze Li, Maureen A. Walton, Hanyu Yang, Marc A. Zimmerman, Rebecca M. Cunningham

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Abstract

The timeline follow-back (TLFB) interview was adopted to collect retrospective data on daily substance use and violence from 598 youth seeking care in an urban Emergency Department in Flint, Michigan during 2009-2011. Generalized linear mixed models with flexible smooth functions of time were employed to characterize the change in risk behaviors as a function of the length of recall period. Our results suggest that the 1-week recall period may be more effective for capturing atypical or variable patterns of risk behaviors, whereas a recall period longer than 2 weeks may result in a more stable estimation of a typical pattern.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1259-1269
Number of pages11
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Volume49
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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