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Hazardous Drinking Games Measure (HDGM): A Multi-Site Implementation. Copyright: Informa Healthcare.

Reference Type

Journal Article

Authors, Section

Borsari, B.; Peterson, C.; Zamboanga, B. L.; Correia, C. J.; Olthuis, J. V.; Ham, L. S.; Grossbard, J.

Title, Section

Hazardous Drinking Games Measure (HDGM): A Multi-Site Implementation. Copyright: Informa Healthcare.

Publication Year

2014

Journal Title

American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Volume

40

Issue

5

Pages

395-402

Availability

online

PMID

PMID: 25192208

DOI

10.3109/00952990.2014.924522

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Drinking game participation has been associated with increased frequency and quantity of alcohol use, as well as alcohol-related problems, in college students. To date, the assessment of drinking games typically entails the use of self-developed measures of frequency of participation and amount of alcohol consumed while playing. OBJECTIVES: The Hazardous Drinking Games Measure (HDGM) is the first effort to create a comprehensive yet concise method of assessing drinking game participation. The HDGM assesses drinking during games, the specific types of drinking games played, and negative consequences experienced as a result of playing drinking games. METHOD: Data from three samples of college students (n = 1002) who completed the HDGM and other self-report questionnaires of drinking behaviors were used for exploratory analyses. RESULTS: Exploratory analyses suggest that the HDGM adequately captures the nuances of drinking game participation in this population and demonstrates initial evidence of good content and criterion-related validity and test-retest reliability. However, the HDGM did not predict risky drinking above and beyond standard measures of drinks per week and alcohol-related problems in any samples. CONCLUSION: The HDGM may be useful for campus-wide assessment of drinking games and as a source of game-specific feedback when integrated into campus prevention and intervention efforts.

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