Acceptability and feasibility of a computer-based application to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians describe their alcohol consumption Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • We examined acceptability and feasibility of a tablet application ("App") to record self-reported alcohol consumption among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Four communities (1 urban; 3 regional/remote) tested the App, with 246 adult participants (132 males, 114 females). The App collected (a) completion time; (b) participant feedback; (c) staff observations. Three research assistants were interviewed. Only six (1.4%) participants reported that the App was "hard" to use. Participants appeared to be engaged and to require minimal assistance; nearly half verbally reflected on their drinking or drinking of others. The App has potential for surveys, screening, or health promotion.

authors

  • Lee, Ks Kylie
  • Conigrave, James H
  • Al Ansari, Mustafa
  • Wilson, Scott
  • Perry, Jimmy
  • Zheng, Catherine
  • Freeburn, Bradley
  • Room, Robin
  • Callinan, Sarah
  • Hayman, Noel
  • Chikritzhs, Tanya
  • Slade, Tim
  • Gray, Dennis
  • Conigrave, Katherine M

publication date

  • 2019