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Table 2 Standardised measures administered

From: Neurofeedback training for alcohol dependence versus treatment as usual: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Measure Description
Alcohol Timeline Followback (TLFB) Questionnaire [13]; primary outcome measure Measures alcohol use during the 4 months immediately prior to patients’ entering treatment
Drinking Urges Questionnaire [22]; secondary outcome measure Assesses participants’ desire to drink, expectations of positive effects following drinking, relief of withdrawal and negative affect following drinking, and intentions to drink
Obsessive Compulsive Drinking Scale (OCDS) [23]; secondary outcome measure Measures respondents’ obsessive thoughts about alcohol use and compulsive behaviours related to drinking
Alcohol Stroop Test [24]; secondary outcome measure Measures alcohol-related attentional distraction by alcohol-related stimuli
Severity of Alcohol Dependence Questionnaire [25]; primary outcome measure Measures the degree to which patients are physically and psychologically dependent on alcohol
Thought Control Questionnaire (TCQ) [26]; BRAINTRAIN core outcome measure Assesses the effectiveness of strategies used to control unpleasant or unwanted thoughts
Thought Control Ability Questionnaire (TCAQ) [27]; BRAINTRAIN core outcome measure Measures individuals’ perceived ability to control unwanted and intrusive thoughts
Profile of Mood States (POMS) [28]; BRAINTRAIN core outcome measure Measures anger, confusion, depression, fatigue, tension, and vigour
Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) [29]; BRAINTRAIN core outcome measure Measure anxiety and depression
Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) [30]; BRAINTRAIN core outcome measure Measures depression