Alcohol administration methodology 1994-1995: What researchers do and do not report about subjects and dosing procedures
Journal/Book: Addict Behav. 1999; 24: the Boulevard Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford Ox5 1GB, England. Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd. 509-520.
Abstract: This article reviews which parts of the alcohol administration methodology were reported in 90 alcohol studies on humans published from 1994 to 1995. Although several subject characteristics such as gender were regularly reported, other variables that can influence pharmacokinetics and responses to alcohol were not consistently reported. It is suggested that guidelines for reporting human alcohol administration studies be created and that journal editors and funding agencies require submissions to meet minimum standards for describing the study methodology. Potential guidelines are presented.
Note: Review Breslin FC, Addict Res Fdn, CAMH, 33 Russell St, Toronto, ON M5S 2S1, CANADA
Keyword(s): BLOOD-ALCOHOL; SOCIAL DRINKERS; HEALTHY-SUBJECTS; CARDIOVASCULAR-RESPONSES; DEHYDROGENASE ACTIVITY; ACETYLSALICYLIC-ACID; AMBULATORY SURGERY; NO INFLUENCE; ETHANOL; WOMEN