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    Timeline Followback Method (TLFB)

    [ Developed in 1992 ]

    Author(s)
    Sobell Linda C
    Sobell Mark B
    Purpose
      Pathology:
    Disorders of environmental origin
    Psychiatry/psychology

      Disease:
    Substance-related disorders

      Objective:
    To assess recent alcohol, drug, cigarette or gambling behavior

      Population:
    Adolescent
    Adult
    Characteristics
      Type of instrument:
    Signs and symptoms

      Mode of administration:
    Computer-administered
    Interviewer-administered
    Self-administered

      Number of items:
    Number of days drinking assessed can vary from 30 to 360 from the interview

      Existence of database:
    No

      Time recall:
    May range from 7 days to 24 months prior to the interview
     
    Language(s)
      Original language:
    English for the USA

      List of existing translations:
    (the translations may not have undergone a full linguistic validation process. Please check status of translations with Mapi Research Trust / the developers / copyright holders / distributors)

     Dutch for Belgium
     French
     Japanese
     Spanish for Mexico
     English for Australia
     French for Belgium
     Polish
     Swedish
     English for the UK
     German
     
     

     


    Last update: August 2008
    Last update in collaboration with the author: April 2008


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