PREMORBID ALCOHOL USE
Variable 192a2
date of last revision: 09/05/06
DEFINITION:
1) During the month before the injury, have you had at least one drink of any alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, wine coolers, or liquor?
2) During the month before the injury, how many days per week or per month did you drink any alcoholic beverages, on the average?
3) A drink is 1 can or bottle of beer, 1 glass of wine, 1 can or bottle of wine cooler, 1 cocktail, or 1 shot of liquor. On the days when you drank, about how many drinks did you drink on the average?
4) Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the month before the injury did you have five or more drinks on an occasion?

A "drink" is defined in: 20a.Standard Drink Chart, in Appendix G.
CODE:
Item 1):
1 No (autofills items 2-4 with 66=NA)
2 Yes
7 Refused (autofills items 2-4 with 77=Refused)
8 Variable did not exist when data collected (autofills items 2-4 with "88=Variable did not exist")
9 Unknown/Don't know/Not sure (autofills items 2-4 with "99=Unknown/Don't know/Not sure")

Item 2):
a) ## enter number of days per week
b) ## enter number of days per month
a)& b) 66 N/A - Not Applicable (Use for item not answered; use for both items if item 1 = No.)
77 Refused
88 Variable did not exist when data collected
99 Unknown/Don't know/Not sure

Item 3) ## enter number of drinks
66 N/A - Not Applicable (use only if item 1 = No)
77 Refused
88 Variable did not exist when data collected
99 Unknown/Don't know/Not sure

Item 4) ## enter number of times
00 None
66 N/A (use only if item 1 = No)
77 Refused
88 Variable did not exist when data collected
99 Unknown/Don't know/Not sure
CHARACTERS:
1 numeric
2 numeric
NOTE:
Base the data recorded for these questions on self-response. Do not be influenced by information about drinking habits that may be available from hospital records, etc.

If cannot get patient's response, get family, if not family then medical chart.

Use the higher score if a range (in # of drinks) is given.

Probe for size of drink, and adjust scoring according to answer received.

A report on substance use that is based on TBIMS data can be found on COMBI:
Problematic Substance Use Identified in the TBIMS National Dataset (http://www.tbims.org/combi/subst/index.html)
SOURCE:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System User's Guide. Atlanta: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1998. National Household Survey on Drug Abuse. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies.
EXAMPLE:
Prior to his/her injury, person with brain injury had a single glass of wine with dinner every night, but never consumed more than that amount.

1) 2
2a) 66
2b) 30
3) 1
4) 00

Traumatic Brain Injury Model System National Database Live Syllabus V10.3
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