Identifying pregnant women who drink alcoholic beverages

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1991 Nov;165(5 Pt 1):1429-30. doi: 10.1016/0002-9378(91)90385-5.


This randomized 2 x 2 study compared disclosure rates of alcohol use with two response formats (multiple choice and dichotomous) and two communication channels (oral and written) in an adult prenatal population (N = 1078). The multiple choice question improved disclosure, regardless of channel, by 40% across white, African-American, and Hispanic subgroups.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Alcohol Drinking*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Medical History Taking*
  • Pregnancy
  • Regression Analysis
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Truth Disclosure