Timeline Followback

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Cannabis Timeline Followback

The timeline followback interview procedure for measuring cannabis use as developed by Sobell & Sobell (1992).
Duration: 5 minutes
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Sobell, L.C., & Sobell, M.B., (1992). Timeline followback: A technique for assessing self-reported alcohol consumption. In R.Z. Litten & J. Allen (Eds.), Measuring alcohol consumption: Psychosocial and biological methods (pp. 41-72). New Jersey: Humana Press.

Sobell, L. C., & Sobell, M. B. (1995). Alcohol consumption measures. In J. P. Allen & M. Columbus (Ed.), Assessing alcohol problems: A guide for clinicians and researchers. (pp. 55-73). Rockville, MD: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Carey, ., Carey, ., Maisto, ., Gordon, ., & Weinhardt, . (June 01, 2001). Assessing sexual risk behaviour with the Timeline Followback (TLFB) approach: continued development and psychometric evaluation with psychiatric outpatients. International Journal of Std & Aids, 12, 6, 365-375.

Weinstock, J., Whelan, J. P., & Meyers, A. W. (March 01, 2004). Behavioral Assessment of Gambling: An Application of the Timeline Followback Method. Psychological Assessment, 16, 1, 72-80.

Collins, R. L., Kashdan, T. B., Koutsky, J. R., Morsheimer, E. T., & Vetter, C. J. (January 01, 2008). A self-administered Timeline Followback to measure variations in underage drinkers' alcohol intake and binge drinking. Addictive Behaviors, 33, 1, 196-200.

Norberg, M. M., Mackenzie, J., & Copeland, J. (March 01, 2012). Quantifying cannabis use with the Timeline Followback approach: A psychometric evaluation. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 121, 3, 247-252.