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Title: Alcohol brief intervention in general hospital : a mixed methods study
Author: McQueen, Jean M.
Awarding Body: Glasgow Caledonian University
Current Institution: Glasgow Caledonian University
Date of Award: 2013
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Introduction Alcohol brief interventions (ABI) are an area of focus for policymakers and clinicians alike. ABI's role and effectiveness in primary care has been well documented and researched, whereas its place within general hospital is less established. In addition to the lack of definitive evidence of effectiveness within general hospital, little research has focused on the participants' views on alcohol, ABI and the barriers and enablers to change. Methods This thesis begins with a systematic review featuring a meta-analysis of ABI in general hospital. It then describes a mixed methods study combining a randomised controlled trial with qualitative research. This captures quantitative data, assessing changes in alcohol consumption following ABI, together with semi-structured interviews exploring participants' views on alcohol, ABI and the barriers and enablers to change. A total of 124 participants identified from a screening test as hazardous/harmful drinkers were randomly allocated to receive an ABI or usual hospital care. Of these, 87 (70%) completed the follow up assessment approximately six months after enrolment, and a sub-group of ten participants from the intervention group took part in individual semi-structured telephone interviews.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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