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Alcohol brief intervention in a university setting: a small-scale experimental study.

Dombrowski, Stephan U; McClatchey, Kirstie; Boyce, Mandy


Stephan U Dombrowski

Kirstie McClatchey

Mandy Boyce


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.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 31, 2015
Online Publication Date Dec 31, 2015
Publication Date 2017-06
Deposit Date Mar 16, 2016
Journal Journal of Health Psychology
Print ISSN 1359-1053
Electronic ISSN 1461-7277
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 22
Issue 7
Pages 886-895
Keywords Alcohol; alcohol brief intervention; binge drinking; randomised controlled trials; student drinking;
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