Alcohol Brief Intervention in a university setting: A small-scale experimental study

Kirstie McClatchey, Mandy Boyce, Stephan U Dombrowski

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Abstract

Alcohol misuse among university students is commonplace. This study aimed to assess whether Alcohol Brief Intervention would be effective in reducing hazardous alcohol consumption in students compared to an alcohol information leaflet. Participants ( n = 125) assessed as higher risk drinkers using the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test Consumption were randomly assigned to receive an Alcohol Brief Intervention ( n = 67) or an information leaflet ( n = 58), with 82 (66%) completing a follow-up assessment. Alcohol consumption ( F(1, 80) = 14.52, p < 0.001) and the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test Consumption scores ( F(1, 80) = 23.63, p < 0.001) significantly decreased in both groups post-intervention; however, the groups did not significantly differ. Further research is recommended.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)886-895
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume22
Issue number7
Early online date31 Dec 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Alcohol Drinking in College
  • Alcoholism/therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Psychotherapy, Brief/methods
  • Students
  • Universities
  • Young Adult

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