Motivational interventions in prenatal clinics

TitleMotivational interventions in prenatal clinics
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsHandmaker, NS, Wilbourne, P
JournalAlcohol Research and Health
PublisherSuperintendent of Documents
Place PublishedUS
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number1535-74141930-0573
Accession Number2002-10693-009. First Author & Affiliation: Handmaker, Nancy Sheehy
Keywordsalcohol counseling, Alcohol Drinking, Alcohol Drinking Patterns, alcohol interventions, Alcohol Rehabilitation, expectant mothers, Integrated Services, Motivation, motivational interviewing, obstetricians, Pregnancy, Prenatal Exposure, problem drinking

Reviews 21 studies published during the period 1983–2000 concerning motivational approaches for alcohol interventions during prenatal health care. Interventions by obstetric caregivers can help reduce drinking, even among females who consume alcohol at the heaviest levels. Brief alcohol counseling has consistently shown positive results concerning reductions in problem drinking. As well, motivational interviewing yields beneficial effects on decreasing problem drinking. Reviews of treatment programs for pregnant females who use alcohol or drugs suggest that comprehensive care, which coordinates medical treatment with alcohol treatment, drug treatment, and social services, is most effective. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)

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