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Linked randomised controlled trials of face-to-face and electronic brief intervention methods to prevent alcohol related harm in young people aged 14–17 years presenting to Emergency Departments (SIPS junior)

Deluca, Paolo, Coulton, Simon, Fasihul Alam, M., Cohen, David, Donoghue, Kim, Gilvarry, Eilish, Kaner, Eileen, Maconochie, Ian, McArdle, Paul, McGovern, Ruth, and others. (2015) Linked randomised controlled trials of face-to-face and electronic brief intervention methods to prevent alcohol related harm in young people aged 14–17 years presenting to Emergency Departments (SIPS junior). BMC Public Health, 15 (1). p. 345. ISSN 1471-2458. E-ISSN 1471-2458. (doi:10.1186/s12889-015-1679-4)

Abstract

Background: Alcohol is a major global threat to public health. Although the main burden of chronic alcohol-related disease is in adults, its foundations often lie in adolescence. Alcohol consumption and related harm increase steeply from the age of 12 until 20 years. Several trials focusing upon young people have reported significant positive effects of brief interventions on a range of alcohol consumption outcomes. A recent review of reviews also suggests that electronic brief interventions (eBIs) using internet and smartphone technologies may markedly reduce alcohol consumption compared with minimal or no intervention controls. Interventions that target non-drinking youth are known to delay the onset of drinking behaviours. Web based alcohol interventions for adolescents also demonstrate significantly greater reductions in consumption and harm among ‘high-risk’ drinkers; however changes in risk status at follow-up for non-drinkers or low-risk drinkers have not been assessed in controlled trials of brief alcohol interventions.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1186/s12889-015-1679-4
Projects: Projects 0 not found.
Additional information: Trial registration: ISRCTN45300218. Registered 5th July 2014.
Uncontrolled keywords: Adolescents, SBI, eBI, Emergency Department
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV5001 Alcohol use and miuse
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Simon Coulton
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2015 09:18 UTC
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2019 10:34 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/48018 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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