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Grog Survey App



This study will develop and test an iPad app (the Grog Survey App) designed to make it easier for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to report on their drinking. When governments decide how to fund alcohol treatment or prevention programs, they look at how common a problem is. But there is no good data available on drinking among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Communities and health services also do not have a good way of monitoring how well they are going with efforts to prevent or treat alcohol problems.

The Grog Survey App is being created with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services, communities, health professionals and researchers. It will allow a person to choose pictures of the type of alcohol they drink, the container they use, and how full the container is with grog. The app will 'read out' the questions in English or an Aboriginal language.

The app will be tested for ease of use and reliability. The finished app will be made freely available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services and communities. The app will allow communities, health services and governments to collect better information about drinking, to inform local programs and priorities

Abstract adapted from Centre of Research Excellence: Indigenous Health and Alcohol


Kylie Lee
Senior Lecturer
Indigenous Health and Alcohol
Sydney Medical School
King George V Building
Missenden Road
Camperdown NSW 2050
Ph: (02) 515 5779

Related publications

Lee KSK, Chikritzhs T, Wilson S, Wilkes E, Gray D, Room R, Conigrave KM (2014)

Better methods to collect self-reported alcohol and other drug use data from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 33(5): 466–472


Last updated: 8 August 2017
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