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Screening and brief intervention for hazardous and harmful alcohol use in probation services: a cluster randomised control trial protocol

Newbury-Birch, Dorothy, Bland, Martin, Cassidy, Paul, Coulton, Simon, Deluca, Paolo, Drummond, Colin (2009) Screening and brief intervention for hazardous and harmful alcohol use in probation services: a cluster randomised control trial protocol. BMC Public Health, 9 . p. 418. ISSN 1471-2458. E-ISSN 1471-2458. (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-9-418) (KAR id:27939)

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Abstract

Background

A large number of randomised controlled trials in health settings have consistently reported positive effects of brief intervention in terms of reductions in alcohol use. However, although alcohol misuse is common amongst offenders, there is limited evidence of alcohol brief interventions in the criminal justice field. This factorial pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial with Offender Managers (OMs) as the unit of randomisation will evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of different models of screening to identify hazardous and harmful drinkers in probation and different intensities of brief intervention to reduce excessive drinking in probation clients.

Discussion

The trial will evaluate the impact of screening and brief alcohol intervention in routine probation work and therefore its findings will be highly relevant to probation teams and thus the criminal justice system in the UK.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1186/1471-2458-9-418
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV5001 Alcoholism and intemperance
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2011 13:40 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:39 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/27939 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Coulton, Simon: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7704-3274
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