Alcohol’s harm to others: An international collaborative project

  • Sarah Callinan La Trobe University
  • Anne-Marie Laslett La Trobe University; Curtin University; Monash University; University of Melbourne
  • Dag Rekve WHO
  • Robin Room La Trobe University; Stockholm University
  • Orratai Waleewong University of Melbourne; Ministry of Public Health, Thailand
  • Vivek Benegal National Institute of Mental Health and NeuroSciences, India
  • Sally Casswell Massey University
  • Ramon Florenzano Universidad del Desarrollo
  • Hoang Thi My Hanh Ministry of Health, Vietnam
  • Vu Thi Minh Hanh University of Colombo
  • Siri Hettige University of Colombo; RMIT University
  • Taisia Huckle Massey University
  • Akanidomo Ibanga University of Birmingham
  • Isidore Obot University of Uyo; Centre for Research and Information on Substance Abuse (CRISA)
  • Girish Rao National Institute of Mental Health and NeuroSciences, India
  • Latsamy Siengsounthone Ministry of Health; Lao PDR
  • Georgia Rankin La Trobe University; Monash University
  • Thaksaphon Thamarangsi WHO
Keywords: Alcohol, harm to others, survey research

Abstract

Callinan, S., Laslett, A., Rekve, D., Room, R., Waleewong, O., Benegal, V., Casswell, S., Florenzano, R., Hanh, H., Hanh, V., Hettige, S., Huckle, T., Ibanga, A., Obot, I., Rao, G., Siengsounthone, L., Rankin, G., & Thamarangsi, T. (2016). Alcohol’s harm to others: An international collaborative project. The International Journal Of Alcohol And Drug Research, 5(2), 25-32. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.7895/ijadr.v5i2.218

Aims: This paper outlines the methods of a collaborative population survey project measuring the range and magnitude of alcohol’s harm to others internationally.

Setting: Seven countries participating in the World Health Organization (WHO) and ThaiHealth Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth) research project titled “The Harm to Others from Drinking,” along with two other countries with similar studies, will form the core of a database which will incorporate data from other countries in the future.

Measures: The WHO-ThaiHealth research project developed two comparable versions of a survey instrument, both measuring harm from others’ drinking to the respondent and the respondent’s children.

Design: Surveys were administered via face-to-face methods in seven countries, while similar surveys were administered via computer-assisted telephone interviews in two additional countries. Responses from all surveys will be compiled in an international database for the purpose of international comparisons.


Discussion: Harms from the alcohol consumption of others are intertwined with the cultural norms where consumption occurs. The development of this database will make it possible to look beyond reports and analyses at national levels, and illuminate the relationships between consumption, harms, and culture.

Conclusions: This database will facilitate work describing the prevalence, patterning, and predictors of personal reports of harm from others’ drinking cross-nationally.

Author Biographies

Sarah Callinan, La Trobe University
Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University; Bundoora, Australia
Anne-Marie Laslett, La Trobe University; Curtin University; Monash University; University of Melbourne

Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University; Bundoora, Australia

National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University; Perth, Australia

Eastern Health Clinical School, Monash University; Clayton Australia

School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne

Dag Rekve, WHO
Mental Health and Substance Abuse, WHO; Geneva, Switzerland
Robin Room, La Trobe University; Stockholm University

Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University; Bundoora, Australia

Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs, Stockholm University, Sweden

Orratai Waleewong, University of Melbourne; Ministry of Public Health, Thailand

School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne

International Health Policy Program, Ministry of Public Health; Nonthaburi, Thailand

Vivek Benegal, National Institute of Mental Health and NeuroSciences, India
Centre for Addiction Medicine, National Institute of Mental Health and NeuroSciences; Bangalore, India
Sally Casswell, Massey University
SHORE and Whariki Research Centre, School of Public Health, Massey University; Auckland, New Zealand
Ramon Florenzano, Universidad del Desarrollo
Universidad del Desarrollo, Servicio de Psiquiatria Hospital del Salvador; Santiago de Chile
Hoang Thi My Hanh, Ministry of Health, Vietnam
Health Strategy and Policy Institute, Ministry of Health; Vietnam
Vu Thi Minh Hanh, University of Colombo
Department of Sociology, University of Colombo; Colombo, Sri Lanka
Siri Hettige, University of Colombo; RMIT University

Department of Sociology, University of Colombo; Colombo, Sri Lanka

Globalism Research Centre, School of Social Sciences, RMIT University; Melbourne, Australia

Taisia Huckle, Massey University
SHORE and Whariki Research Centre, School of Public Health, Massey University; Auckland, New Zealand
Akanidomo Ibanga, University of Birmingham
School of Psychology, University of Birmingham; Birmingham, UK
Isidore Obot, University of Uyo; Centre for Research and Information on Substance Abuse (CRISA)

Department of Psychology, University of Uyo; Uyo, Nigeria

Centre for Research and Information on Substance Abuse (CRISA); Uyo, Nigeria

Girish Rao, National Institute of Mental Health and NeuroSciences, India
Centre for Public Health, National Institute of Mental Health and NeuroSciences; Bangalore, India
Latsamy Siengsounthone, Ministry of Health; Lao PDR
Research Outcomes Management Department, National Institute of Public Health, Ministry of Health; Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR
Georgia Rankin, La Trobe University; Monash University

Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University; Bundoora, Australia

Eastern Health Clinical School, Monash University; Clayton Australia

Thaksaphon Thamarangsi, WHO
Non-Communicable Diseases and Environmental Health, WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia Region; New Delhi, India
Published
2016-07-19
How to Cite
Callinan, S., Laslett, A.-M., Rekve, D., Room, R., Waleewong, O., Benegal, V., Casswell, S., Florenzano, R., Hanh, H. T. M., Hanh, V. T. M., Hettige, S., Huckle, T., Ibanga, A., Obot, I., Rao, G., Siengsounthone, L., Rankin, G., & Thamarangsi, T. (2016). Alcohol’s harm to others: An international collaborative project. The International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research, 5(2), 25-32. https://doi.org/10.7895/ijadr.v5i2.218
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