Preventing high-risk drinking in youth in the workplace: A web-based normative feedback program

TitlePreventing high-risk drinking in youth in the workplace: A web-based normative feedback program
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsDoumas, DM, Hannah, E
JournalJournal of Substance Abuse Treatment
PublisherElsevier Science
Place PublishedNetherlands
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0740-5472
Accession Number2008-03009-003. First Author & Affiliation: Doumas, Diana M.
KeywordsAlcohol Drinking Patterns, At Risk Populations, Computer Assisted Instruction, Drug Abuse Prevention, Drug Education, Feedback, feedback plus motivational interviewing, high-risk drinking prevention, motivational interviewing, Occupational Safety, program efficacy, Program Evaluation, Treatment Effectiveness Evaluation, web-based program, young adults in the workplace

This study evaluated the efficacy of an alcohol web-based personalized feedback program delivered in the workplace to young adults. Participants (N = 124) were randomly assigned to one of three conditions: web-based feedback (WI), web-based feedback plus a 15-minute motivational interviewing session (MI), or a control group. Results indicated that participants in the intervention group (WI and MI conditions combined) reported significantly lower levels of drinking than those in the control group at a 30-day follow-up. This was particularly true for participants classified as high-risk drinkers at the baseline assessment. Similar results were found when comparing the WI condition to the control group. No differences were found between the WI and MI conditions, indicating that the addition of a 15-minute motivational interviewing session did not increase the efficacy of the web-based feedback program. Findings support the use of web-based feedback as a stand-alone alcohol prevention program for young adults in the workplace. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract)

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