Towards a framework for implementing evidence based alcohol interventions

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/313130
Title:
Towards a framework for implementing evidence based alcohol interventions
Authors:
Armstrong, R; Barry, J
Affiliation:
Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Trinity College, Dublin
Citation:
Armstrong, R and Barry, J "Towards a framework for implementing evidence based alcohol interventions" Irish Medical Journal February 2014 Vol. 107 No. 2
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Feb-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/313130
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Alcohol is ranked as the eighth leading cause of death globally and is a causal factor in more than sixty major types of diseases and injuries and results in approximately 2.5 million deaths a year 1 . This study tested the feasibility of screening and brief intervention (SBI) within four emergency departments. A total of 944 patients were screened for hazardous and harmful alcohol use. The results showed that there was good co-operation from the public with 888 (94%) people agreeing to be screened. The screening tool detected that 460 (49%) of those needed no intervention, 345 (36%) needed brief advice and 83 (9%) required referral to specialist services. This showed the value of the screening but also helped to reassure staff that people were happy to take part.
Keywords:
ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION; ALCOHOL POLICIES; DEATH; SCREENING

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorArmstrong, Ren_GB
dc.contributor.authorBarry, Jen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-20T14:48:02Z-
dc.date.available2014-02-20T14:48:02Z-
dc.date.issued2014-02-
dc.identifier.citationArmstrong, R and Barry, J "Towards a framework for implementing evidence based alcohol interventions" Irish Medical Journal February 2014 Vol. 107 No. 2en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/313130-
dc.descriptionAlcohol is ranked as the eighth leading cause of death globally and is a causal factor in more than sixty major types of diseases and injuries and results in approximately 2.5 million deaths a year 1 . This study tested the feasibility of screening and brief intervention (SBI) within four emergency departments. A total of 944 patients were screened for hazardous and harmful alcohol use. The results showed that there was good co-operation from the public with 888 (94%) people agreeing to be screened. The screening tool detected that 460 (49%) of those needed no intervention, 345 (36%) needed brief advice and 83 (9%) required referral to specialist services. This showed the value of the screening but also helped to reassure staff that people were happy to take part.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.subjectALCOHOL CONSUMPTIONen_GB
dc.subjectALCOHOL POLICIESen_GB
dc.subjectDEATHen_GB
dc.subjectSCREENINGen_GB
dc.titleTowards a framework for implementing evidence based alcohol interventionsen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Public Health and Primary Care, Trinity College, Dublinen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen_GB
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