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Use of real-time interactive voice response in a study of stress and alcohol consumption.
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PMID:  17949395     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The goal of this study was to investigate whether Interactive Voice Response is a technology with which to perform real-time assessments of alcohol consumption and stress. METHODS: Fifteen subjects (men and women) were recruited from a previous 4-year intervention study (n = 2,032). The Interactive Voice Response technique was based on mobile telephones. During 1 week, stress and alcohol were measured automatically 3 times daily. In addition, the subjects called the system at the start of the drinking session, and an automated hourly contact was established for the drinking period. RESULTS: Of the data collection calls, 305 (97%) were answered. Real-time drinking was assessed 9 times of 9 (100%). The average length of the IVR assessment was only 28 seconds because of modified technology. Individuals with an estimated blood alcohol concentration above 0.1% under-reported drinking in their day-after reports by between 1 and 10 drinks. The same subjects had more pronounced stress reduction than those with lower BAC levels. CONCLUSION: Interactive Voice Response methodology offers a promising new technology for daily as well as real-time assessments.
Claes Andersson; Anna H V Söderpalm Gordh; Mats Berglund
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0145-6008     ISO Abbreviation:  Alcohol. Clin. Exp. Res.     Publication Date:  2007 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-22     Completed Date:  2008-01-22     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7707242     Medline TA:  Alcohol Clin Exp Res     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1908-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clinical Alcohol Research, Lund University, Malmö University Hospital, Malmo, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Alcohol Drinking / blood,  physiopathology*
Cellular Phone / economics
Computer Systems*
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Ethanol / blood
Health Status*
Hydrocortisone / analysis,  metabolism
Interviews as Topic
Saliva / chemistry,  metabolism
Stress, Physiological / metabolism,  physiopathology*
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
50-23-7/Hydrocortisone; 64-17-5/Ethanol

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