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Web-based alcohol screening and brief intervention for Mori and non-Mori: The New Zealand e-SBINZ trials

Kypri, Kypros; McCambridge , Jim; Cunningham, John; Vater , Tina; Bowe, Steven; De Graaf, Brandon; Saunders, John B.; Dean, Johanna

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Background. Hazardous alcohol consumption is a leading modifiable cause of mortality and morbidity among young people. Screening and brief intervention (SBI) is a key strategy to reduce alcohol-related harm in the community, and web-based approaches (e-SBI) have advantages over practitioner-delivered approaches, being cheaper, more acceptable, administrable remotely and infinitely scalable. An efficacy trial in a university population showed a 10-minute intervention could reduce drinking by 11%...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorKypri, Kypros
dc.contributor.authorMcCambridge , Jim
dc.contributor.authorCunningham, John
dc.contributor.authorVater , Tina
dc.contributor.authorBowe, Steven
dc.contributor.authorDe Graaf, Brandon
dc.contributor.authorSaunders, John B.
dc.contributor.authorDean, Johanna
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T23:23:17Z
dc.date.available2015-12-10T23:23:17Z
dc.identifier.issn1471-2458
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/66889
dc.description.abstractBackground. Hazardous alcohol consumption is a leading modifiable cause of mortality and morbidity among young people. Screening and brief intervention (SBI) is a key strategy to reduce alcohol-related harm in the community, and web-based approaches (e-SBI) have advantages over practitioner-delivered approaches, being cheaper, more acceptable, administrable remotely and infinitely scalable. An efficacy trial in a university population showed a 10-minute intervention could reduce drinking by 11% for 6 months or more among 17-24 year-old undergraduate hazardous drinkers. The e-SBINZ study is designed to examine the effectiveness of e-SBI across a range of universities and among Mori and non-Mori students in New Zealand. Methods/Design. The e-SBINZ study comprises two parallel, double blind, multi-site, individually randomised controlled trials. This paper outlines the background and design of the trial, which is recruiting 17-24 year-old students from seven of New Zealand's eight universities. Mori and non-Mori students are being sampled separately and are invited by e-mail to complete a web questionnaire including the AUDIT-C. Those who score >4 will be randomly allocated to no further contact until follow-up (control) or to assessment and personalised feedback (intervention) via computer. Follow-up assessment will occur 5 months later in second semester. Recruitment, consent, randomisation, intervention and follow-up are all online. Primary outcomes are (i) total alcohol consumption, (ii) frequency of drinking, (iii) amount consumed per typical drinking occasion, (iv) the proportions exceeding medical guidelines for acute and chronic harm, and (v) scores on an academic problems scale. Discussion. The trial will provide information on the effectiveness of e-SBI in reducing hazardous alcohol consumption across diverse university student populations with separate effect estimates for Mori and non-Mori students. Trial registration. Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ANZCTR) ACTRN12610000279022.
dc.publisherBioMed Central Ltd.
dc.sourceBMC Public Health
dc.titleWeb-based alcohol screening and brief intervention for Mori and non-Mori: The New Zealand e-SBINZ trials
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume10
dc.date.issued2010
local.identifier.absfor111714 - Mental Health
local.identifier.ariespublicationU3488905xPUB1362
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationKypri, Kypros, University of Newcastle
local.contributor.affiliationMcCambridge , Jim, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine London
local.contributor.affiliationCunningham, John, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationVater , Tina, Injury Prevention Research Unit, University of Otago
local.contributor.affiliationBowe, Steven, Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer CouncilVictoria
local.contributor.affiliationDe Graaf, Brandon, Injury Prevention Research Unit, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
local.contributor.affiliationSaunders, John B., Disciplines of Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, University of Sydney
local.contributor.affiliationDean, Johanna, University of Newcastle
local.identifier.doi10.1186/1471-2458-10-781
local.identifier.absseo920410 - Mental Health
dc.date.updated2015-12-10T10:38:28Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-78650393763
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