Feedback-Based Alcohol Interventions for Mandated Students: An Effectiveness Study of Three Modalities
Abbreviated Journal Title
Clin. Psychol. Psychother.
Alcohol Intervention; Electronic Intervention; Personalized Feedback; Mandated Students; Randomized Clinical Trial; Brief Motivational; Interventions; DRINKING COLLEGE-STUDENTS; PERSONALIZED NORMATIVE FEEDBACK; BRIEF; MOTIVATIONAL INTERVENTION; RANDOMIZED CLINICAL-TRIAL; IDENTIFICATION; TEST AUDIT; HEAVY-DRINKING; DRUG-USE; DRINKERS; COMPUTER; PROGRAM; Psychology, Clinical
The present study used a randomized clinical trial design to examine the effectiveness of personalized alcohol feedback delivered individually, in a group and via computer on alcohol use and related negative consequences in a sample of 173 college students referred for alcohol-related violations. Findings revealed statistically significant reductions in alcohol use and related harms for the individually delivered intervention, with significant reductions in alcohol-related harms for the electronically delivered intervention. No statistically significant results were found for the group-delivered intervention or between groups, and a main effect of time was noted for all outcome variables. This study adds to the literature by being the first randomized clinical trial to include analyses of an empirically supported individually delivered personalized alcohol feedback intervention with more cost-effective group-delivered and electronically delivered feedback formats within a single research design, by expanding the range of participant drinking habits reported at baseline to include all drinking levels and not solely those classified as heavy drinking' and by providing anonymity pre-intervention and post-intervention given the potential demand characteristics to underreport illegal and/or illicit behaviours in this vulnerable population. Copyright (c) 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
"Feedback-Based Alcohol Interventions for Mandated Students: An Effectiveness Study of Three Modalities" (2013). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 3604.