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Cohort Profile: The Australian Parental Supply of Alcohol Longitudinal Study (APSALS)


Aiken, A and Wadolowski, M and Bruno, R and Najman, J and Kypri, K and Slade, T and Hutchinson, D and McBride, N and Mattick, RP, Cohort Profile: The Australian Parental Supply of Alcohol Longitudinal Study (APSALS), International Journal of Epidemiology, 46, (2) Article e6. ISSN 1464-3685 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1093/ije/dyv051


The Australian Parental Supply of Alcohol Longitudinal Study (APSALS) was established in 2010 to investigate the short- and long-term associations between exposure to early parental alcohol provision, early adolescent alcohol initiation, subsequent alcohol use and alcohol-related harms, controlling for a wide range of parental, child, familial, peer and contextual covariates. The cohort commenced with 1927 parent-child dyads comprising Australian Grade 7 school students (mean age = 12.9 years, range = 10.8-15.7 years), and a parent/guardian. Baseline, 1- and 2-year follow-up data have been collected, with > 90% retention, and a 3-year follow-up is under way. The data collected include child, familial, parental and peer factors addressing demographics, alcohol use and supply, parenting practices, other substance use, adolescent behaviours and peer influences. The cohort is ideal for prospectively examining predictors of initiation and progression of alcohol use, which increases markedly through adolescence.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:alcohol, parental supply
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Applied and developmental psychology
Research Field:Applied and developmental psychology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Public health (excl. specific population health) not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Bruno, R (Associate Professor Raimondo Bruno)
ID Code:101833
Year Published:2017 (online first 2015)
Web of Science® Times Cited:25
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2015-07-12
Last Modified:2017-11-07

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