Screening and brief interventions for hazardous and harmful alcohol use in primary care: a cluster randomised controlled trial protocol

Kaner, Eileen and Bland, Martin and Cassidy, Paul and Coulton, Simon and Deluca, Paolo and Drummond, Colin and Gilvarry, Eilish and Godfrey, Christine and Heather, Nick and Myles, Judy and Newbury-Birch, Dorothy and Oyefeso, Adenekan and Parrott, Steve and Perryman, Katherine and Phillips, Tom and Shenker, Don and Shepherd, Jonathan (2009) Screening and brief interventions for hazardous and harmful alcohol use in primary care: a cluster randomised controlled trial protocol. Bmc Health Services Research, 9 (287). ISSN 1472-6963. (Full text available)

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Abstract

There have been many randomized controlled trials of screening and brief alcohol intervention in primary care. Most trials have reported positive effects of brief intervention, in terms of reduced alcohol consumption in excessive drinkers. Despite this considerable evidence-base, key questions remain unanswered including: the applicability of the evidence to routine practice; the most efficient strategy for screening patients; and the required intensity of brief intervention in primary care. This pragmatic factorial trial, with cluster randomization of practices, will evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of different models of screening to identify hazardous and harmful drinkers in primary care and different intensities of brief intervention to reduce excessive drinking in primary care patients.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: alcohol use, screening, primary care
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV5001 Alcohol use and miuse
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2010 08:58
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2014 13:44
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/24377 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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